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Linn County bans campfires in all parks

Campfires are prohibited in all parks or recreation facilities operated by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department, due to high fire danger, public safety concerns and limited firefighting resources across the Western United States, the county has announced.

The ban was put in place today, July 23. It will continue until further notice.

The ban includes designated campfire areas, barbecue grills, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers.

Portable cooking stoves, propane...

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