State Advise Ohioans To Be Cautious Burning Spring Debris

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Natural resources officials are reminding Ohioans about the state’s outdoor burning regulations for spring as warmer weather approaches.

State forester Robert Boyles says most wildfires in Ohio are caused by people who are careless when they burn trash or other debris.

Ohio law bans outdoor debris burning from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May.

The state’s Department of Natural Resources says that burning is limited in the spring because of an abundance of dry fuel on the ground. Winds also can make a fire burn more intensely and escape control.

Violators of Ohio’s burning regulations could face citations or fines.