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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lenexa Burn Ban updated

Posted: October 19, 2011 - 1:56pm
Updated: November 11, 2011 - 2:30am

UPDATE: November 11, 2011 this burn ban has been suspended. More information.

The City of Lenexa has updated their already in effect burn ban to allow the usage of BBQ grills.

In a news release provided Wednesday afternoon, the Lenexa Fire Department states;

"Due to continued low humidity and dry conditions, the temporary ban on open burning will remain in effect until further notice. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning except outdoor cooking grills. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, bonfires and yard chimineas are NOT allowed during the ban."

Open-burning permits will be issued until the environmental conditions improve and the threat of fires has decreased.

The Fire Department also offers the following outdoor fire safety tips:
  • Always dispose cigarettes in approved fire-safe containers. Do not discard cigarettes in areas of grass, mulch, brush, leaves or from vehicles.
  • Charcoal grills and other open-flame cooking devices should not be operated within 10 feet of combustible construction or materials.
  • All grills and open flame devices should be attended at all times when in use.
  • Ensure all open flames, charcoal, and hot embers are fully extinguished and cooled when cooking is completed.

Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans

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