Mary Alice Reporting – An Ohio law prohibits outdoor burning during certain hours and residents are reminded of this ban.

The burn ban takes place in the spring and throughout October and November between 6am and 6pm.

Dennison Fire Chief Dave McConnell explains this is due to the dying foliage.

“Trees and all the underbrush drying out. During the day, with the sun being out its extremely dry and when the sun start setting the dew comes out.”

He notes that the open burning ban includes any outdoor fire.

“It has to be in a 3 by 2 contained area using cleaned, seasoned fire wood or its equivalent. Someone’s supposed to be right there with it the whole time.”

The law through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources includes any yard waste, trash, and debris.

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