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Posted on: July 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Burning Restrictions in Effect until Further Notice

Under Emergency Burning Restrictions, burning of any combustible material outdoors is prohibited until further notice. The DNR intends to keep the emergency burning restrictions in place until we get a significant amount of rain.

Under Emergency Burning Restrictions, burning of any combustible material outdoors is prohibited until further notice. This includes:

All fireworks (restricted and non-restricted);
Combustible material in a burn pile or burn barrel, including grass or wooded areas (all DNR burn permits suspended);
Campfires with the exception of developed camping areas within a metal fire ring;
Outdoor disposal of ashes, charcoal briquettes, matches or any burning material; and
Smoking a cigar, cigarette, or pipe, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

The DNR intends to keep the emergency burning restrictions in place until a significant amount of precipitation is received according to state fire control officials who caution that fire danger is increasing outside the restricted areas as well and that burn permits may be suspended in other areas in days to come.

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