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Salem Calls Off Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire

Salem's Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire has been cancelled due to weather.

Salem has cancelled its annual bonfire.
Salem has cancelled its annual bonfire.
Salem's 11th Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire at Dead Horse Beach has been cancelled due to weather and will not be rescheduled, according to this announcement posted on the city's website.

Curbside Christmas Tree pick-up will take place on Monday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Jan. 17.

As of now, trash and recycling pick-up will take place as scheduled Friday.

The annual tree burning is sponsored by the city of Salem, Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department and The Gathering
Roger Dube January 02, 2014 at 08:56 PM
It's not for three more days....WHY??
Kat Sharp January 03, 2014 at 09:04 AM
go ahead and have it! Melt some snow and it is not like folks will be cold hehe
Margo January 03, 2014 at 11:28 AM
I can only imagine that the extreme cold temps makes it unsafe for the firemen to guarantee crowd safety due to hydrant problems. There may be high winds too.
mike p January 09, 2014 at 08:24 PM
This is New England. We can stand some cold and wind.

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