- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland fire officials on Saturday modified a county-wide burn ban, citing improved weather conditions.

Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens said on Saturday that recreational fires, ceremonial fires and legal fireworks are again allowed within city limits. Cooking with standard barbecue equipment is also allowed.

Other types of outdoor burning are still prohibited in the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

The ban was modified because of an increase in moisture content in the air and the decrease in the wind conditions.

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