DNR to allow open burning

MICHIGAN — With open burning across the state of Michigan having been suspended for over a month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday, April 28th, the issuing of burn permits.

The DNR suspended open burning in order to help stop the spread of COVID–19, but now believes firefighters are better suited to handle safety protocols during this pandemic.

“The original restriction was to help protect first responders from the virus spread,” said Dan Laux, Fire Section Supervisor for the DNR’s Forest Resources Division. “By doing so, eliminating the need for multiple departments having to respond. I think for the most part, people are going to be pretty supportive of it. It’s going to allow them to get out and do some of their outdoor recreation activities, yard clean up and debris burning.”

For more information on burn permits, click here.