DROUGHT + Open Burning Ban = CANCELLATION OF 60TH ANNUAL DEPOE BAY SALMON BAKE
The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce announces with deep regret that the 60th Annual Salmon Bake, scheduled for September 19th is cancelled due to the ban on open burning just declared by the Depoe Bay Fire District.
Severe drought conditions in Oregon have forced many fire districts to declare a complete ban on any kind of open burning. Beginning today in Depoe Bay, according to Fire Chief Joshua Williams, “All open flame fires are prohibited…until further notice.”
“We are so sorry to call off this historic traditional event,” said Chamber officer Beatrice Ray. “However, our first concern is for the safety of the many volunteers and visitors who participate each year. The Indian-style Salmon Bake requires a fire line (length of the open flame fire) 60 to 80 feet long and we cannot, in good conscience, risk their well-being or take the chance of any properties burning.”
The Chamber will announce plans for next year’s Salmon Bake in the near future.