Burn ban in effect in Redding Township

Redding Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Matthew Roy has placed Redding Township under a burn ban effective today due to the dry conditions and the fuel load on the ground.

Roy shared the proclamation mid-afternoon, saying he finds the township to be at risk of widespread fire hazards because of the ongoing drought conditions.

He said the ban affecting certain activities is an appropriate public safety response to
the fire hazards presented by the current dry conditions, windy conditions, low humidity and low rain predictions.

Effective immediately, the following activities are prohibited in Redding Township:

1. Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter X 6 inches high or larger

2. Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel, such as wood or other combustible matter, except for grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane

3. The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities and/or windstorm debris

4. The use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures

Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been
thoroughly extinguished.

The burn ban will remain in force until rescinded by Roy.