The City of Salem Issues Open Burning and Fireworks Ban Effective Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

City of Salem – 07/04/23 1:00 PM

Salem, OR – Due to Red Flag Warnings issued for the Willamette Valley showing high temperatures, low humidity, and wind gusts to 30mph, the City of Salem is issuing a burn ban on Outdoor Burning and Fireworks until further notice. This ban is based on weather conditions and community safety and will be re-evaluated on July 6, 2023.

All professional fireworks displays planned within the Salem community will continue as scheduled.

City Fire officials are urging the community to avoid engaging in any activities that could potentially start fires and to celebrate the 4th of July without creating a safety risk to your family, neighbors, or the community.

Cooking with propane grills is allowed during this time, but always remember to follow safe grilling practices.

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
  5. All fireworks

Individuals who violate these requirements during the burn ban may be liable for the cost of extinguishment and any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.
Go to National Weather Service to learn more about the Burn Ban. Go to the City of Salem’s website for more updates.

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