FILLMORE -- Joining the Putnam County Commissioners and several other local municipalities, the Town of Fillmore issued a burn ban on Saturday.
The ban is in line with that issued by the county and other towns, using roughly the same parameters.
Campfires are banned, unless enclosed in a fire ring 23 inches in diameter and 10 inches high or larger.
Open burning of any kind is banned, with the exception of charcoal or propane grills. The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, is banned, including debris that results from building construction activities.
Burning will be allowed in burn barrels with one-quarter-inch mesh top from dawn until dusk only.
Residents are also encouraged to attend public fireworks displays rather than using their own aerial fireworks.
The burn ban remains in effect until the July 5 town board meeting. At that time the board will revisit the emergency to decide if need for an extension is necessary.