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This Weekend is Open Burn Weekend in Centralia

By Rob Sussman, WJBD News

This weekend is an approved open burn weekend in Centralia. It will be legal to burn landscape waste between 12:00 noon and 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Landscape waste is defined as being dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste does not include grass clippings, green trimmings, or branches or wet leaves.

All fires must be attended by a responsible adult. The residents of the City are reminded that many persons in the community are adversely impacted by smoke on account of asthma and other illnesses, injury, or disease. All residents are urged to utilize the leaf removal and yard waste in such a manner to create as little smoke a possible. Any open burning may be halted and extinguished by the City Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief, or their agents if they determine that the burning is being conducted in an illegal or unsafe manner, or an unsafe place, or constitutes a danger to surrounding property or nearby structures, or which is creating an unreasonable quantity of smoke. Burning in ditches is allowed but it is recommended that the leaves are not stockpiled in the ditch too many days prior to the burn in order to not impede drainage of storm water.

Recreational fires are allowed for entertainment and to cook, but require a permit issued by the City Fire Department. The permit costs $5.00 and must be applied for in writing at least 24 hours prior to the planned fire.

For questions, call the Office of the City Manager at 533-7622 or view the ordinance on the City website at www.cityofcentralia.org.

The remaining allowable burn weekends in 2013 are as follows:

September 7-8 

September 14-15 

September 21-22

September 28-29 

October 5-6 

October 12-13

October 19-20 

November 2-3 

November 9-10

November 16-17 

November 23-24 

Nov 30-Dec 1

December 7-8

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