LANE COUNTY, Ore — Despite the recent rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast, the backyard burn ban for Lane County will stay in effect through summer.
The Lane County Fire Defensive Board met Thursday to make that decision after suggestion by the Oregon Department of Forestry that the ban stay in place.
The county’s burn ban typically goes into effect in the beginning of June.
Right now, fire crews say the weather is just too dry and windy, and they still are not fully staffed for the summer fire season.
The burn ban doesn’t want to include warming or cooking fires, those are still allowed just as long as you follow the rules in place.
Crews say you can also take your burn piles to Lane Forest Products, get them chipped, or cover them until October.