PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than two dozen counties in Oregon are now allowing drivers to pump their own gas amid sweltering heat.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal told KOIN 6 Wednesday that self-service will be allowed in 25 counties through Sunday, July 31.
This announcement came a day after Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in several counties due to excessive heat. That order allowed the Oregon Fire Marshal to suspend regulations on self-serve pumping to help keep attendants out of the heat for extended periods of time.
Self-service for gas is allowed in the following counties:
- Hood River
KOIN 6 meteorologists are forecasting that Portland is halfway through this heat wave. Temperatures are not expected to drop below 90 until Monday.