Backyard burn ban on as firefighters gear up for dry weather
June 20, 2017
The annual open and backyard burn ban is in effect in Linn County, and the local wildland firefighting crew is on duty as the beginning of fire season looms.
The ban took effect on June 15 as the Oregon Department of Forestry and fire defense boards in Linn, Benton and Marion counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control.
The restrictions remain in place through Oct. 15 or later depending on fire danger.
“We are seeing a lot of green-up occurring with the current weather patterns,” said John Bradner, Linn County Fire Defense Boar...