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From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, (503) 742-5911

07-01-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Fire Defense Board and Department of Emergency Management urge caution during July 4 celebrations

The Clackamas County Fire Defense Board and Clackamas County Emergency Management wish to remind the public to please use extreme caution while using fireworks or while tending to an open fire especially in this unusually hot, dry weather.

All fire agencies within the county are at high regarding fire danger. Backyard and agricultural burning is prohibited, recreational and campfires are allowed subject to the approvals and conditions set by local communities or fire districts.

The Sandy Fire District has instituted a burn ban and is prohibiting the display and use of fireworks. Happy Valley is also enforcing its fireworks ordinance. At this time, public fireworks displays celebrating Independence Day will go on as scheduled, once again subject to approvals and conditions set by local communities and fire districts.

For more on those restrictions and the present status of fireworks use, please check with your individual fire district or city.

Here are some tips for using fireworks:

As an alternative to shooting off fireworks, consider the possibility of attending a public fireworks event.

Those enjoying the outdoors this holiday are also encouraged to be especially careful with small recreational fires or fires in portable fireplaces by following these tips:

Learn more about fireworks safety here.

For more about the status of fire danger and restrictions, check with your local fire agency.

Aurora Rural Fire District #63 - http://aurorafire.org/
Canby Fire District 62 - http://canbyfire.org/
Clackamas County Fire District #1 - http://www.clackamasfire.com/
Colton Rural Fire Protection District #70 - http://www.coltonfiredistrict.org/
Estacada Rural Fire District #69 - http://www.estacadafire.org/
Gladstone Fire Department - http://www.ci.gladstone.or.us/gladstonefiredepartment/
City of Happy Valley - http://www.happyvalleyor.gov/
Hoodland Fire District - http://hoodlandfire.com/
Lake Oswego Fire Department - http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/fire
Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 - http://molallafire.org/
Monitor Rural Fire Protection District #58 - http://www.monitorfire.com/home/
Sandy Fire District 72 - http://www.sandyfire.org/view/home.php
Silverton Fire District - http://silvertonfire.com/
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - http://www.tvfr.com/

For more information please contact Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or theider@clackamas.us

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