Campfires, open flames banned at Oregon parks and beaches

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Campfires and open flames are banned at all Oregon State Parks, including beaches, starting Thursday.

Oregon State Parks says the ban includes campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD.

The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. 

The ban is in response to Governor Brown declaring a State of Emergency due to wildfires across the state.

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