Heavy ran prompts restrictions to be removed

The backyard burning ban in Hillsboro has been lifted because of heavy rains.

Hillsboro Deputy Fire Chief Mark Prince announced the lifting of the ban on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The ban had been imposed because of unseasonably dry weather.

The Hillsboro Fire Department still recommends that residents wishing to burn in their yards should always check the Burn Line at 503-681-6204 to see if the Department of Environmental Quality allows burning that day.

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