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Why is Open Burning Delayed

September 16, 2021

The question of why the SPVFD is not allowing open burning has recently arisen, even though we have had some rain and the temperature is much cooler. Less than a week ago we were still in the High fire danger class. Last weekend it dropped down significantly but has subsequently climbed back up to moderate danger class. Many years ago, the fire department established policy requiring 14 days of a danger rating of moderate or lower before reopening backyard open burning after a period of High danger rating. This is to ensure that the very dry fuels have had the opportunity to become sufficiently dampened.

A bit of an explanation for the rationale.

The flammable fuels are divided in...

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