KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Outdoor burning in Klamath County should not occur in the next three days —Saturday through Monday — according to Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) and local fire agency officials.
KCPH has jurisdiction over the Klamath Falls-area’s air quality zone and has partnered with Chiloquin Fire & Rescue, Crescent Fire Department, Keno Fire Department, Klamath County Emergency Management, Klamath County Fire District No. 1, Klamath County Fire District No. 3, Klamath County Fire District No. 4, Oregon Department of Forestry and Rocky Point Fire Department in the outdoor burning ban.
Dry conditions, related to the drought, low humidity and wind gust activity make burning dangerous over the next three days. Due to the lack of precipitation, Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency in Klamath County on March 31.
To see a map of the Air Quality Zone, visit http://www.klamathcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1019/Map-of-the-Air-Quality-Zone-PDF.