The City of Salem Burning Ban Extended through 4/23

Posted on April 19, 2021

City of Salem – 04/19/21 8:56 AM

Based on current weather projections and current conditions the City of Salem has extended the burn ban that was imposed on April 13th through Friday April 23rd.

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With the extended weather forecast showing higher temperatures, low humidity and moderate winds, the City of Salem is issuing a burn ban on all open burning through April 18, 2021. All outdoor burning, including ceremonial and recreational fires, will be prohibited within the City of Salem. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs, and will remain in effect through this week.

The City will reevaluate the forecast this weekend prior to determining burn status for the following week.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecue grills is allowed during this total burning ban, but always remember and follow safe grilling practices, and properly dispose of coals in a metal container when finished.

The Burn Ban includes the following open burning situations:

1. Agricultural burning

2. Land clearing or slash burning

3. Recreational fires, including:

a. Backyard fire pits.

b. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces.

4. Ceremonial Fires

Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the  cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

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