CAUTION: Avoid Starting Brush Fires on Windy Days

Burning brush on a windy day is a fire hazard that has led to a current rash of wildfires. Careless open burning is a big safety issue that impacts firefighting resources in our area. Firefighters leave their places of work and lose money and company time to fight brush fires.

Wildfires that start on windy days are fires that can be avoided. Use common sense, be patient and wait for a calm, still day to burn brush. Please note that this also applies to residents in townships that prohibit trash fires, but still permit some brush fires and doggie-roast type “ceremonial” fires.

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