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Open Burning 
Many residents are making the best of the Stay at Home order by doing yard work and cleaning out garages and sheds. Unfortunately, the Agency is seeing a rise in open burning, perhaps because residents cannot properly dispose of yard trimmings. Please, do not burn yard trimmings and other materials at this time. Burning woods and other organic materials releases particles in the air that are harmful to everyone's respiratory systems, and especially those with asthma. 
It's important for residents to know the regulations for open burning:
  • It is illegal to burn garbage, rubber, plastic, and oil-based materials, and dead animals. 
  • Recreational fires made only of clean, seasoned firewood are permitted. They may not exceed 3 feet wide by 2 feet high.
  • Any fire larger than a recreational fire, such as agricultural burns, requires a permit from the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.
  • Some communities require a permit from its fire department. Learn before you burn and consult with your local fire department
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For additional information and resources, please visit our website. If you are concerned about Open Burning in your neighborhood, contact the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. Be a good neighbor and refrain from outdoor fires. 

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