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Burn permits suspended across Michigan due to COVID-19
Open Burn

Yes, Michigan does have a statewide moratorium on open burning. What does that mean? You may NOT build a pile of yard waste on your back lawn and torch it; permits are not being granted at this time (unless the ground is snow-covered). This will help protect firefighters from possibly getting COVID-19 and frees them up for medical situations as needed. Want to make some s’mores over a contained campfire? You can. Recreational and domestic warming or cooking fires are still allowed, as long as you keep an eye on it while it’s burning, then douse it thoroughly when the fun is done.

Check online for any changes at Michigan.gov/BurnPermit.

Read more from the MDNR here.


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