Burn Ban Restrictions - Details and Clarification

Effective 3/26/20: The DNR, in conjunction with the State of Michigan, has issued a statewide burn ban until further notice.

What does this 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 and then douse it thoroughly when the fun is done.

Check online for any changes at http://michigan.gov/burnpermit.