Burning and campfire restrictions tightened ahead of Oregon heat wave

Multiple governments and agencies have issued or tightened up existing burn bans ahead of an expected string of days hitting 100 degrees or more.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A significant heat wave is expected to bake Portland and the Willamette Valley next week, and several local and regional governments have announced tighter restrictions on fires and burning in the area.

Some local bans were already in place; Clark County banned all land clearing and residential burning indefinitely starting July 1, jumpstarting an annual ban that normally begins July 15. Multnomah County also announced a burn ban back in June, to be phased in over a period of weeks.

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