- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - Clatsop County has lifted its burn ban, paving way for Civil War re-enactors to proceed with fiery battles and campfires during performances Labor Day weekend.

The Daily Astorian reports ( https://is.gd/UAT2WK ) cooler weather and recent rainfall prompted county officials to lift the ban Thursday.

The Northwest Civil War Council’s event organizer, Jim Munson, says it would’ve been the organization’s first Labor Day weekend re-enactment without a battle scene in nearly 30 years if the ban wouldn’t have been lifted. But now, the battles are back on.

The re-enactment is the council’s biggest event and draws about 600 council members.

The event at the Fort Stevens Historic Area is open Saturday through Monday.

Home campfires and burn barrels still require a burn permit, and campfires are only allowed in designated campgrounds.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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