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Backyard burn ban to start June 15 in Linn County

 

June 6, 2018



A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect Friday, June 15, in Linn County.

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of Linn and Benton counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the occurrence of open debris burns escaping control.

The restrictions will extend through Oct. 15 or later, depending on fire danger.

The open burning restrictions overlap with the current air-quality rules set forth by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Those rules already forbid open burning within three miles of cities over 1,000 in population and six mile...



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