- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Lane County and the Willamette National Forest are lifting their bans on campfires in the wake of cooler and wetter weather.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1LQ3dfE ) that campfires are now allowed in Lane County parks’ fire pits and at designated campgrounds equipped with metal fire rings in the Willamette forest.

Officials say they are still monitoring the extended forecast to decide whether to allow campfires outside of developed campgrounds in Willamette.

Lane County also lifted its partial closure of trails in the Mount Pisgah/Howard Buford Recreation Area, in response to the Oregon Department of Forestry’s reduction of fire precaution levels for the area.

Forest officials say those who choose to light campfires must still take precautions, including making sure they are fully extinguished.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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