All recreational burning will be banned throughout Redmond starting on July 13th, according to Redmond Fire & Rescue.
This includes campfires, charcoal fires, religious fires, cooking fires, and others used for similar purposes.
Portable cooking stoves using liquified or bottled fuels will still be allowed.
The ban will be in place for all of the Redmond Fire & Rescue Fire District until further notice.
These restrictions follow those put in place by Central Oregon Fire Management Services and the Oregon Department of Forestry in an effort to prevent wildfires.
The goal is to allow firefighters to focus on any lightning-caused wildfires throughout the summer months, as drought conditions and hot temperatures are expected to persist.
Redmond Fire & Rescue will monitor outdoor conditions to determine when restrictions can be lowered.
Those living in Redmond are encouraged to stay up-to-date on land closures and public use restrictions currently in place in the area.
More information can be found here:
Oregon Department of Forestry: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx
USFS Deschutes National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon
Deschutes County: https://maps.deschutes.org/custom/basic/PublicUseRestrictions.html
Redmond Fire & Rescue: redmondfireandrescue.org or call (541) 504-5035.