ODNR urges caution during Ohio’s spring wildfire season

Photo Credit: Al Colombo -FireFighters after fighting a house fire in Circleville, Ohio (image)ODNR urges caution during Ohio’s spring wildfire season | #ESC_LLC #WildFire #FireCode | The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is urging Ohioans to learn about the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring (registerherald). https://wp.me/p97JNV-1tt

“A major cause of escaped wildfires in Ohio during the spring is the careless burning of trash and debris that accumulated during the winter months,” said Greg Guess, fire program administrator and assistant chief for the ODNR Division of Forestry. “Unnecessary risk to people and property can be minimized by following safe burning practices and being aware of the burning regulations.”

Ohio law states that most outdoor debris burning is prohibited in unincorporated areas from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April, and May (Ohio Revised Code 1503.18). (read more)

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