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Outdoor Salem Fire Burn Ban in Effect
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Thursday July 26, 2018 - 2:02 AM

Salem, Ore. —Marion and Polk Counties issued an outdoor burn ban that applies to the City of Salem. Effective July 24, 2018, it was issued due to ongoing dry conditions and forecasted high temperatures.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning. It will remain in effect until further notice. For the most current burning information, please call the Burn Information Line at (877) 982-0011.

The following are subject to the burn ban and prohibited:

  • All campfires, warming fires, cooking fires and the use of charcoal briquettes
  • Backyard burning (yard debris, etc.)
  • Agricultural burning, regulated through Department of Agriculture
  • Land clearing or slash burning
  • Ceremonial Fires
  • Recreational fires, including:
    • Backyard fire pits
    • Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (Chimineas, etc.)

Portable cooking stoves with liquefied or bottled fuels that can be turned off with a valve are allowed. However, all such fires must be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. 

Please contact the Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245 for questions about special situations.

The City of Salem will distribute any updates through local media, its website (www.cityofsalem.net), and social media channels.

For more wildfire prevention information and restrictions, visit Keep Oregon Green at www.keeporegongreen.org and the Oregon Department of Forestry at www.oregon.gov.

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