Lansing, MI (WILX) - More mid-Michigan communities are under a burn ban due to the dry weather and hot temperatures.
Effective Wednesday, July 11, an open burning ban is in place for Delhi and Alaiedon townships. The Delhi Township Fire Department says the current dry weather and very high fire danger is not safe for recreational burning or brush until further notice.
The ban does not apply to grilling or cooking using charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas in cooking or grilling appliances.
Ban ban in effect for:
- Williamstown Township
- Wheatfield Township
- Locke Township
- Leroy Township
- Delta Township
- Meridian Township
- Delhi Township
- Bath Township
- Oneida Township
- Grand Ledge
- Alaiedon Township
DeWitt Township is under a burn ban as of last week until further notice.
Meridian Township has implemented a burning ban as well, effective immediately and until further notice.
The burning ban applies to all types of burning within Meridian Township including:
• Recreational Fire Pits
• Rural Residential Open Burning
• Fireworks, Sparklers, etc.
Leslie and Leslie Township have also implemented burning bans.
Rain is not expected until the weekend a the earliest, creating a very high fire danger according to the Michigan DNR.
“Conditions for open burning have been in a steady decline since well before the 4th of July holiday due to the minimal amount of rain and hot conditions we’ve been seeing this summer,” said Tavis Millerov, Meridian Township Fire Inspector. “This ban affects all current Recreational Fire Permits and Rural Residential Permits. New permits will not be issued until after the ban is lifted.”