Banks, Banks Fire District, Fire

Burn ban enacted due to fire danger

Banks Fire District Engine 16 heads toward the Powerline Fire. Photo: Chas Hundley

11:20 a.m.: This story has been updated with a quote from the Banks Fire District.

Beginning at 12 p.m. Wednesday, all burning — backyard debris, agricultural slash and more — in the Banks Fire District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue region, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue's territory and beyond will close due to fire danger until further notice. 

The regular burning season generally runs until June 15, but local and state officials are concerned about "unseasonably high fire danger" this week and beyond. Saturday and Sunday are both expected to reach temperatures of low to mid 80's, according to . . .

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