Leaf Burning Amnesty Weekend

Thursday December 6th – Sunday December 9th is the St Joseph County Burn amnesty weekend. Please follow the safety rules spelled out on their website.

SAFETY FIRST!

If you decide to burn REMEMBER:

1. Never use accelerants of any kind.

2. It is illegal to burn anything other than leaves.

3. Never burn wet leaves.

4. Never leave a fire unattended.

5. Always have a fire extinguisher nearby.

6. Never burn when the wind is blowing.

7. Always insure your fire is completely extinguished.

8. Always immediately clean up the ashes and properly dispose.

9. Check your Air Quality Forecast before you burn.

10. Never burn when thunderstorms or cold fronts are expected.

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