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No outdoor burning allowed in Klamath County through Monday

Saturday marked the first of three days in which outdoor burning in Klamath County will not be allowed.

Posted: Apr 17, 2021 2:24 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore-- Saturday marked the first of three days in which outdoor burning in Klamath County will not be allowed. That's according to Klamath County Public Health and multiple local fire agencies.

This weekend, dry conditions related to the drought, low humidity and active wind gusts will make burning very dangerous, according to fire officials, over the next three days.

Along with the fire weather conditions, Klamath County has been in a drought emergencies since March 31, when Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency for the county.

KCPH has jurisdiction over the Klamath Falls-area’s air quality zone and has partnered with Chiloquin Fire & Rescue, Crescent Fire Department, Keno Fire Department, Klamath County Emergency Management, Klamath County Fire District No. 1, Klamath County Fire District No. 3, Klamath County Fire District No. 4, Oregon Department of Forestry and Rocky Point Fire Department in the outdoor burning ban.

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