Fire restrictions for Western Lane County have officially been lifted. According to Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue’s Fire Prevention Captain, Tony Miller, this is the earliest anyone can remember the ban being lifted. Traditionally, according to Miller, it has been October 15th. He says, however, SVFR will not be issuing burn permits until October 7th as a precautionary method. Western Lane’s recent significant rainfall assisted in the decision to lift the ban early.