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Welcome to the City of Salem Police and Fire departments media releases newsroom. The latest media releases from both agencies can be found here.

City of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties Extend Outdoor Burn Ban

October 1, 2020

Backyard burning and land clearing or slash burning bans remain in effect due to above-average temperatures

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UPDATED - What You Need to Know About Fires and Salem's Drinking Water Safety

September 17, 2020

The City of Salem continues to monitor fire and water conditions carefully. Water remains safe to drink.

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Fire and Recovery Updates - September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Get information about the fires near Salem. The map shows conditions as of September 13, 2020.

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Protect Yourself and Others During Ash Cleanup

September 14, 2020

Health and environmental Resources offer advice for safe cleanup

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Salem Interactive Map Layers Air Quality, Evacuation Zones and Active Wildfires

September 12, 2020

While there are no evacuation orders for the City of Salem, new map provide a resource to monitor conditions

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Firefighters See Gains, Sheriff Reduces Some Evacuation Levels

September 12, 2020

Even as some City of Salem employees are directly affected by the fire, we are assisting neighboring cities and Marion County with a variety of efforts related to the fire.

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Salem Fire Department Deploys Wildland Task Force to Beachie Fire

September 10, 2020

Firefighters are well-trained and prepared to help protect families and businesses in the path of the fires

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Despite Wildfires, Salem's Water Remains Safe to Drink

September 8, 2020

Salem's drinking water remains safe to drink. We remain concerned for our neighboring communities, who are evacuating their homes and businesses.

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