Fire Officials: Don’t Burn Yard Debris on a Windy Day

Temperatures becoming more spring-like and it’s tempting to get out into the yard to get rid of leaves and brush left over from the winter months. The most common way to get rid of the debris is to burn it. On occasion, burn piles can get out of control and the fire department is called to assist a homeowner in putting out the flames.

Firefighters have responded to several brush fires in the past few days.

Fire officials urge residents to take caution if burning is the preferred method of ridding the property of yard waste. Despite the recent moisture received, it is still very dry. Do not leave fires unattended. Burning after dark is prohibited.

Plymouth fire officials say that residents can burn debris in a barrel with a lid or in a fire pit. Otherwise, an ordinance prohibits open burning within city limits. Most of the brush fires they respond to are in the township areas.