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GRESHAM, OR. -- Join us for a festival of fun at City Hall on October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police motorcycles, a K9 dog, helicopter tours, music, photo opps and free popcorn and treats. Residents may unleash their inner CSI sleuth, check out the City's big rigs and learn about paths they can take to meaningful work at the City of Gresham.
This free, hands-on family event includes:
* Fingerprinting demo.
* Police car rides.
* LifeFlight helicopter tours.
* Fire trucks.
* Build your own neighborhood with Legos and other materials.
* Gardening demo---how to spot invasive plants during fall garden clean up.
* Be a water scientist---try out our monitoring equipment.
* For the animal lovers---K9 dog and frogs.
* Interactive games with prizes.
* Connect with Human Resource staff about job opportunities.
The event will be held at Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. Free parking available. Information at www.GreshamOregon.gov/CityFest.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR -- The Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief has lifted the outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County. The burn ban has been lifted due to the recent rainfall and moderate temperatures, which has improved the moisture content of the local ground cover.
Recreational campfires, fire pits, and agricultural burning are now permitted on DEQ approved burn days. Yard debris and open burning is still not permitted; the usual start date for these is on or around October 1st.
Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
--503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
--503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
--503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information
Citizens should exercise caution when using charcoal briquettes, camp fires, and fire pits. Please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container, away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.
Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles. Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.
For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.