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As of tomorrow , Bend Fire & Rescue will impose restrictions on recreational fires to help reduce the risk of fire causes associated with recreational burning.  This restriction will be in effect for all residents and visitors in the City of Bend until further notice.  Open recreational fires using wood, charcoal and similar solid fuels used for cooking, warming or similar purposes are prohibited. Not included in this restriction are recreational fires using commercially manufactured appliances or equipment such as propane, butane, natural gas or electric portable cooking appliances, outdoor chimneys, approved manufactured firepits with screens, barbeques, smokers and similar appliances used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. These commercially manufactured fire enclosures are typically smaller than open fires, have screens on them to prevent embers from floating away and limit the exposure of embers and ash to combustibles on the ground. 

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