Heat Advisory & Complete Burn Ban Has Now Been Issued for Salem

Posted on July 15, 2023

Complete Burn Ban Has Now Been Issued

Salem, Ore. — Fire officials have now issued a complete Burn Ban for the City of Salem effective immediately and extending through Monday, July 17, 2023 at 0800. Conditions will be re-evaluated on Monday, July 17.

This burn ban is being issued due to forecasted wind patterns and low relative humidity, which will create favorable conditions for the rapid spread of fires, posing a threat to life and property.

Residents and visitors are strongly advised to exercise caution regarding potential ignition sources, and to refrain from any types of outdoor burning until further notice.

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HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM THIS EVENING for maximum temperatures of 92 to 102 expected this afternoon.

WHERE…In Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Upper Hood River Valley, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge. In Washington, Greater Vancouver Area, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge.

WHEN…From noon today to 9 PM PDT this evening.

IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit 211info.org in Oregon or wa211.org in Washington

THE.RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE  WEATHER ZONE

AFFECTED AREA…In Oregon, Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette Valley. Area of most concern is from Woodburn southward through the cental and south Willamette Valley, including Salem and Eugene.

WINDS…North 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 16 to 20 percent.

IMPACTS…Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with potential ignition sources, especially in grassy and brushy areas, such as along roadways and railroad tracks. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland

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