Because of the recent dry conditions and no significant rainfall in the forecast, Emergency Management and Emergency Services of Door County with cooperation with Door County Fire Chiefs has placed a temporary ban on open burning effective immediately.
This temporary ban of open burning is effective within the County of Door. This ban prohibits any open burning, agriculture burning or similar legal fires until weather conditions improve. Extreme temperatures expected later this week with little to no rainfall will continue to create drier conditions and more need to protect homes, families and properties from the exposure to fire.
This temporary ban on open burning is effective throughout the County of Door, and includes:
- Burning of refuse;
- All campfires, except for those in developed camping areas. Campfires allowed (but not recommended) are those conducted within a metal fire ring in developed camping areas (such as commercial campgrounds or designated camping areas within state or city, county, town or village parks) and then only at the discretion of the camping area owner and/or operator and at their own risk;
- Debris piles, burn barrels, prescribed or broadcast burns, and agricultural burning; and
The open burning ban will remain in effect until lifted by Door County Emergency Management and Emergency Services / Door County Fire Chiefs. Officials are urging citizens to follow this ban to protect lives and property within Door County.