Don’t pile vegetation on the ground.
Instead, place it in a cleared area and contain it in a screened receptacle
away from overhead branches and wires. Keep your pile small, not tall.
Keep an eye on the weather and possible weather changes.
Postpone outdoor burning during high winds or gusts, or periods of low relative
humidity. Even if you have a valid permit, stop burning if strong winds
develop. It is too easy for a spark to travel and unintentionally spread a fire
in windy conditions.
Be sure you are fully prepared before
burning. To control the fire, you will need a hose, bucket, steel rake and a
shovel for tossing dirt on the fire. Keep a phone nearby, too.
Never use kerosene, gasoline, diesel
fuel or other flammable liquids to speed up debris burning.
Stay with your fire until it is
The old saying is an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure. I urge residents to do their part when burning to
protect our natural resourc