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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Friday April 10, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Seaside, Oregon – In response to the "Stay Home, Save Lives" executive order from Gov. Kate Brown to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, Seaside Fire Chief Joey Daniels issued a temporary burn ban today on most outdoor burning until further notice.

Effective today, April 10, 2020, Seaside Fire & Rescue is closing all outdoor yard debris burning of piles or barrels in the city limits of Seaside. Outdoor recreational fires – such as small fires for s'mores and backyard barbecues - are still allowed but Chief Daniels is asking all citizens to keep others in mind before starting a fire. "We recognize that there are many restrictions already in place," said Daniels," but we are asking residents to please be respectful of your neighbors – especially those that may be affected by the smoke."

"Many residents are homebound and unable to go outside at this time due to health issues or other physical constraints," Daniels added. "Exposure to smoke and other forms of air pollution can increase the risk of contracting infections – especially those in a weakened state – and worsen underlying chronic respiratory conditions."

Chief Daniels thanks everyone for their cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. This ban will remain in effect until further notice.