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Burn ban lifted

A burn ban instituted county-wide over weather conditions that led to the escape of several burn piles was lifted Tuesday afternoon. 

“With the help of rains & the passing of the recent weather pattern, the Washington Co Fire Defense Board has voted to lift the ban,” Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said in a statement. 

The ban was originally enacted Saturday, and put a halt to all outdoor burning other than warming, cooking, and recreational fires. 

Those within lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry and within one eighth of a mile of their borders may have further restrictions on burning, and should consult the state agency’s fire restrictions website

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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