By Tim Kowols
Area fire departments are reminding residents to make sure they obtain a burning permit before lighting their fires. Many communities in Door and Kewaunee County require the free permit with restrictions on the size and the contents of the fire pit or burn barrel. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the information obtained from the burning permits is important to its fire protection.
The burn permits also give local fire departments an idea of how many fires may be lit on a daily basis and where they may be located. Hecht advises those using their pits and burn barrels to make sure the conditions are safe enough to light the fire and take the proper precautions to make sure it is out completely when finished.