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Burn Ban Extended
Burn Ban Extended
Burn Ban Extended Due to Weather (Photo) - 09/28/18

The outdoor burning ban has been extended past October 1, 2018.    The Linn and Benton County Fire Chiefs unanimously ordered the burn ban for back yard open burning continue until further notice due to dry weather and fire conditions.   

Effected areas are all portions of Linn and Benton County served by a fire department or district, and all areas protected by Oregon Department of Forestry.

Back yard burning is strictly prohibited throughout the boundaries of all Linn and Benton County fire districts, including the City of Albany.

For more information about fire restrictions,  contact your local fire department and visit your city or Fire District websites

Attached Media Files: Burn Ban Extended
iPhone Test Message
iPhone Test Message
Delay of National Mobile Test (Photo) - 09/18/18

Due to Hurricane Florence and emergency East Coast response efforts, FEMA has postponed their mobile 'Presidential Alert' to October 3rd at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. 

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test broadcast via radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers.  This is the first nationwide test of the wireless system.  These systems ensure critical information is shared during extreme emergency situations.   Albany residents who have iPhones and Androids will receive a text message.   We stress that no action is required by the public.  Please refer to the Android and iPhone photos for examples of the wireless messages that will be sent.

For more information visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.  Questions can be answered by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management at 503-383-6608 or 503-871-8689.