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Posted on: June 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Burning Ban Effective Immediately in the City of East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. —Effective immediately, a ban on open burning in the City of East Lansing has been enacted by the East Lansing Fire Department until further notice.

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 does not apply to grilling or cooking using charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas in cooking or grilling appliances.

At this time, the ban does not apply to fireworks that can be used legally on the day before, the day of and the day after the July 4 holiday. However, community members are advised that the ban may extend to include consumer grade fireworks depending on continued weather conditions.

The ban on open burning is enacted pursuant to Public Act 207:

29.7a Conditions dangerous to persons or property; restrictions and requirements; investigation of causes and effects. Sec. 7a.

(1) If the state fire marshal or the commanding officer of the fire department of a city, village, township, or county, or a fire fighter in uniform acting under the orders and directions of the commanding officer determines a dangerous condition exists, the state fire marshal, the commanding officer of the fire department of a city, village, township, or county, or the fire fighter in uniform acting under the orders and direction of the commanding officer upon finding an emergency condition dangerous to persons or property, may take all necessary steps and prescribe all necessary restrictions and requirements to protect persons and property until the dangerous condition is abated.

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