A ban on all fireworks in Salem has been in place for the Fourth of July, city officials announced. High fire risk triggered the move hours ahead of when families would gather for the holiday tradition of home fireworks.
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An earthquake struck the Willamette Valley just before 6 a.m. Friday. The magnitude reported typically results in minor damage.
City officials say 60 private firefighters are expected on the lines of the Vitae Springs Fire on Sunday to help track down and extinguish hot spots. The evacuation order was lifted at noon Sunday.