(Portland, OR) -- The U.S. Forest Service is banning campfires on local national forest lands. The ban includes all campfires, charcoal fires, and pellet fires in developed campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves and lanterns that use liquefied or bottled fuel are allowed because they can be turned off instantly. The restrictions take effect today on the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and tomorrow in the Gifford Pinchot [[ PIN'-show ]] and Mt. Hood National Forests.