Burning Ban Effective Immediately in the City of East Lansing

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:58 pm
Ann Nichols

Due to dry conditions,the City of East Lansing’s Fire Department has imposed a ban on open burning until further notice. 

According to a press release issued by ELFD, “it is currently not safe for recreational/open burning due to the extremely dry weather. The Department of Natural Resources has issued a Very High Fire Danger for Lansing and surrounding areas."

The ban applies only to fires in fire pits or chimneas, which are usually legal provided a permit has been obtained. It does not apply to grilling food with charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas.

The ban is also not applicable to legal fireworks, which may legally be used in East Lansing on the day before, the day of and the day after the July 4 holiday, but ELFD cautions that the ban may extend to include consumer grade fireworks “depending on continued weather conditions.”

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