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SALEM, OR (KPTV) - With the current and forecasted heat in Oregon, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is suspending their enforcement of the regulations that prohibit the self-serve of gasoline at retail gasoline service stations.

The suspension is in place for 24 hours, until 11:59 pm on Friday. For businesses who choose to continue to provide full service, OSFM 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.

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What does this even have to do with the fire marshal


The fire marshal has everyone believing that if people gas up their cars themselves they will somehow manage to blow themselves, and the gas station, up. Not to mention that self serv would would cost the highly trained 'fuel dispensing technicians' their jobs.


Thank you, nanny State Fire Marshal.


I knew I should have waited until today to get gas. This way after the pump clicks off, I could get at least another $2 or $3 worth of gas in the tank. You know, by doing the evil 'top-off'.


Dumb law.

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