Portland Fire & Rescue announced a ban on the use of fireworks in Portland this morning.
Following an unseasonably dry spring, Portland is facing both an historic drought and an extreme heat wave brought on by a meteorological "heat dome" event, further drying out the region in the lead up to July 4th. Fire danger is extremely high, and both misuse and ordinary use of fireworks presents a potentially catastrophic risk for danger in the area. Swift action must be taken by the city to ban any and all sales and use of fireworks in Portland to prevent loss of life and property.
Why is this important?
If Portland acts now, lives and homes can be saved, our forests and wildlife can be spared disaster, and we can avoid the dangerous air quality we experienced during the wildfires of 2020.
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