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Oregon fire marshal again suspends self-serve ban regulations due to heat wave


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- With the current and forecast heat in much of Oregon, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is suspending for a day its enforcement of the regulations that prohibit the self-serve of gasoline at retail gasoline service stations.

Governor Brown’s Office approved the suspension of the regulations. The suspension is in place for 24 hours, until 11:59 pm on Friday.

With the hot incoming weather, the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal acknowledges employees working outside. For businesses who choose to continue to provide full service, our office encourages them to provide water and cool areas to keep employees safe. 

This suspension of the self-service regulations does not affect areas of the state or timeframes that are already authorized for self-service refueling under Oregon law. Information about the rules suspension for self-service gasoline can be found on the OSFM website.


Barney Lerten

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