Open Burning Ban Extended Through April 23

UPDATED APRIL 19, 2021

We've extended the open burning ban in Salem through Friday, April 23. We're expecting more warm, dry weather through this week.  

UPDATED APRIL 14, 2021

An open burning ban is in place through Sunday, April 18, 2021, throughout the City of Salem in response to higher temperatures, low humidity and moderate winds predicted over the next few days.

The 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 before 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 who violate these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the  cost of extinguishing a fire and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire. 

Contact us

Gregory WalshEmergency Manager
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
370 Trade ST NE
Salem OR 97301