As outdoor burning becomes more prevalent this spring, area fire departments warn residents to use extreme caution when conducting any brush burning. Fire safety recommendations before you start backyard debris burning include:
-Keeping all fires a minimum of 75 feet from all buildings.
-Never use a flammable liquid to start a fire.
-Checking for local burning bans or restrictions.
Brussels-Union- Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier adds another critical safety tip for any outdoor burning.
No burning bans are currently in place in Door or Kewaunee Counties, but you should obtain a burning permit from your local municipal official.