Open burn ban in effect through end of November

The News! (image)Open burn ban in effect through end of November | #ESC_LLC #BurnBan #Fire #Government | Fall weather has finally returned, and with the start of October, the state’s open burn ban is back, too (

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Ohio law forbids outdoor fires between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the months of October and November. The ban is also in effect during March, April and May — times “when the leaves are on the ground, the grass is not green and the weather is warm, dry and windy,” making conditions more conducive to an outdoor fire spreading quickly, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

“It’s an issue every year,” Wooster Township Fire Chief Chris Shook said. “The common misconception is that residents think they live ‘in the country,’ so they think they can burn at their pleasure. And that’s not the case. The open burn ban applies everywhere in the state.”

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