Local Fire Officials Ask For No Leaf Burning/Controlled Burns

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The weather has turned crisp and cool and while conditions are beautiful, area fire officials are reminding everyone that these conditions are NOT ideal for any type of controlled burns.

Highland-Pierron Fire Chief Steve Plocher told WGEL that with the current cool, dry, and windy conditions, any type of controlled burn, including leaf burning, can get out of control quickly. Plocher said flames can spread before you even realize what’s happening and could spread to a nearby building or vehicle.

Click below to hear more of his comments.

There’s a possibility for rain in the forecast next week and Plocher said if that rain does come and add some moisture to the ground and vegetation, conditions should be better for controlled burns.