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News Release
Redmond Fire & Rescue Bans Recreational Fires - 07/11/24

**Final Update- With the Red Flag Warning expiring and temperatures dropping below 100, the ban on recreational fires has been lifted. If you plan to have a recreational fire keep water nearby in either a bucket or a garden hose, use only approved containers and dispose of ashes properly. Please continue to exercise caution and report any escaped fires immediately. Recreational fires are limited in size to 3ft x 2ft.

 

***Update: The Red Flag Warning has been extended into Wednesday July 10. The ban on recreational fires will remain in place.***

July 8, 2024-REDMOND, OR- The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Red Flag Warning for dry and unstable conditions, which is in effect until 11 PM PDT Tuesday.

Due to this Red Flag warning, all recreational fires are banned until the Red Flag Warning expires.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 610 East Slopes of Central
Oregon Cascades, 611 Deschutes National Forest, 639 East Slopes
of the Northern Oregon Cascades, 640 Central Mountains of
Oregon, 694 Yakama Alpine District and 695 East Washington South
Central Cascade Mountains.

* TIMING...Today through Tuesday night.

* WINDS...North 5 to 15 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 8 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Up to 105.

* IMPACTS...Any new and existing fires have a strong potential for
extreme fire behavior.

* HAINES...As high as 6.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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