Effective Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. Locally, this affects Nehalem Bay State Park and fires along the beach. This includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches, and candles. The use of propane stoves is allowed. This ban will remain in effect indefinitely and will be re-evaluated based on fire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials. For details or questions, call Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue at (503) 368-7590.