THFD: City burn ordinance means you cannot burn leaves

The Terre Haute Fire Department wants to remind residents the city has a burn ordinance. This means no burning is allowed within city limits.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 3:15 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 6:59 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Fire officials are cracking down on a rule being broken in the city.

The Terre Haute Fire Department wants to remind residents the city has a burn ordinance. This means no burning is allowed within city limits.

Fire officials say this means no burning of building materials or leaves.

Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher says all that is allowed is burning small sticks.

But he says that's only intended for small campfires that fit in a burn pit 3 foot by 3 foot in size.

"Use the proper materials, no combustibles, no flammable liquids, and use common sense, that's all it is,” Fisher explained.

Fisher says the fire stations have trash bags available to bag leaves.

He adds that small sticks and other yard waste can be bundled and tied and that the trash companies will pick up both.

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