Burn ban lifted

Logan Township supervisors this week lifted a ban on open burning they had imposed two months ago because the danger of brush fires from dry weather has waned, they said.

The normal rules will again be in force: Open burning is permitted only from 8 am. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Burning is limited to nonrecyclable refuse and non-compostable yard waste “when the fire is on the premises of any structure occupied solely as a dwelling by two families or fewer and only when such refuse results from the normal occupancy of said structure,” according to the township’s burning ordinance.

The burning must be done in a metal barrel or concrete container with a screen, with a water source like a hose handy, according to the ordinance.

The fire must be at least 10 feet from the property line and 15 feet from any structure, according to the ordinance.

Burning must be done by or under the supervision of an adult and must not be done when it’s windy, according to the ordinance.

The burning must not annoy neighbors with noxious smoke.

Burning of garbage or hazardous waste is prohibited.

Recreational fires and cookouts were not prohibited by the recent ban.

Since imposing the burning ban in August, the supervisors had been evaluating it every two weeks, at their regular meetings.

Recent rain that has moistened the ground and cooler weather that has kept the ground from drying out, along with morning fogs, led to the lifting of the ban, the supervisors said.


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