State officials have lifted a fire ban in parks along the Oregon Coast, but the ban remains in place for ocean beaches and other properties managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

A fire ban was in place last week across all state parks after Gov. Kate Brown declared a state fire emergency. State officials extended the ban because hot, dry conditions have continued and a high number of wildfires are burning throughout the state.

The modified ban is expected to last at least one week, but will be evaluated based on weather, resource conditions and input from Oregon Department of Forestry and state and local fire officials.

The ban prohibits campfires and open flames at noncoastal day-use areas and campgrounds, and on the beach. It applies to wood, charcoal and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve.

Valve-operated propane fire pits are allowed in coastal parks and on beaches only.


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