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Several Mid-Michigan townships and cities order burning bans on outdoor fires

Posted: 2:39 PM, Jun 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-28 14:39:56-04

Several Mid-Michigan cities and townships have issued bans on outdoor burning because of the extremely dry weather conditions. We will continue to add to the list of cities and townships as we get them in.

The list of cities and townships is below. Scroll through the article for specific community information.

Windsor Township
Village of Dimondale
East Lansing
St. Johns
Bingham Township
Eastern half of Bengal Township
Lansing
Delta Township
Delhi Township
Mason
Aurelius Township
Vevay Township
Alaiedon Township
Portland
Meridian Township

Update--

Meridian Township, MI –– Effective immediately and until further notice, an open burning ban has been implemented in Meridian Township. Due to the dangerously dry weather, the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a very high fire danger for a significant portion of the Mid-Michigan region.

The use of commercially purchased fireworks during July 3rd through the 5th is in jeopardy of being banned if weather conditions remain dry.

Also, the Meridian Township Fireworks Celebration that is scheduled to begin at 10:00 pm on Monday, July 4th may be postponed to a later date.

UPDATE -

By order of Chief Kerry Minshall, due to the dry weather conditions with no relief in sight, a BURNING BAN IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This includes the City of Mason and the Townships of Vevay, Aurelius and Alaiedon.

UPDATE -

Delhi Township has ordered a burning ban in place until fire dangers have been eliminated. This ban pertains to any recreational and open brush burning permits of which are suspended until ban is lifted. Any questions about this burn ban can be directed to the fire department at 517-694-3327.

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UPDATE -

The City of Lansing has issued an immediate ban on any outdoor burning until further notice. The current extremely dry weather means that recreational burning is not safe, and the Michigan DNR has issued a "Very High Fire Danger" advisory for Lansing, and surrounding areas.

The ban does not apply to gas or charcoal grills.

At this time, the ban does not apply to legal fireworks that can be used from July 3-5. The city may update the ban to include consumer grade fireworks depending on continued weather conditions.

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Delta Township has ordered a ban on all outdoor burning until further notice. Fire chief `John Clark says the ban is the result of extremely dry conditions.

The Township is also considering a ban on fireworks with the 4th of July holiday just a few days away.

The Township ordered a similar ban back in 2013.