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Burn Ban Remains in Effect

Burn Ban Remains in Effect

October 22, 2020

With the completion of the first round of tree debris removal throughout the city, the Fire Department re-evaluated the burn ban and is recommending a continuation of the burn ban.  The Fire Department understands that recreational fires are an activity that many residents enjoy, however there is still a significant fire risk in the community by additional tree debris that needs to be collected.  More importantly, there are many homes that have plastic tarps over large sections of the roof as the home owners are awaiting repairs.  There is concern that a spark from a recreational fire could unnecessarily endanger others. 

The Fire Department is allowing Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas and natural gas fire pits to be used.  However, no wood-fired recreational fires are allowed due to the possibility of sparks.  The Fire Department will continue to evaluate the burn ban on a regular basis and provide updates to the community. 

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