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Burning ban lifted in Lane County due to rainfall

The spring outdoor burning season will reopen on Thursday in Lane County thanks to rain in the forecast.

Posted: May 15, 2019 11:29 AM
Updated: May 15, 2019 12:24 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The spring outdoor burning season will reopen on Thursday in Lane County thanks to rain in the forecast.

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency officials said hot temperatures and windy conditions led to the temporary ban over the past week. They said the rain and cooler temperatures we’re seeing is reducing fire risk enough to allow burning to resume.

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“The current fire risk is down but we always encourage residents to look for alternative ways to get rid of their yard debris,” spokesperson Jo Niehaus said. “Chipping, composting, and hauling the debris away will help reduce smoke and fire danger.”

Those who would like to burn should check the rules for their area and the daily advisory.

The burning season is scheduled to close June 1 in Oakridge and Lowell and June 15 in other areas of Lane County, unless fire danger closes the season early, officials said.

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