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Burn Ban

Countywide Burn Ban for Susquehanna County
The Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners, in cooperation with the County Fire Chiefs and Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry District 11, has issued a resolution enacting a temporary ban on open burning in Susquehanna County from 12:01am Thursday, April 2, 2015 to 12:01am Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Open burning is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material such as garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper, vegetative matter involved with land clearing, or any sort of debris out-of-doors either in a burn barrel or on the ground. The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills, or the use of tobacco in any form is not covered under county burn bans. Camp fires are allowed in the fire rings that confine and contain the camp fire in a designated state, federal, or Department of Environmental Protection licensed campground.
Under the resolution, a violation of the ban on open burning is a summary offense; punishable by fines up to $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $300 for the third offense. The resolution is enforceable by local and State Police officers.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has placed Susquehanna County under a drought watch. Snowpack in the county is diminishing rapidly with warmer temperatures and rain. According to the Bureau of Forestry, the greatest danger of spring wildfires is in March, April and May due to warmer, windier days. The Bureau of Forestry also states that the majority of wildfires in Pennsylvania are caused by debris burning.
Should residents have any questions regarding the burn ban, they should contact the Fire Chief of their local fire department.

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY NEWS

DEC: Pennsylvania in a drought watch

Fire Destroys Susquehanna County House

Home A Total Loss After Susquehanna County Fire

Man Killed In Mining Accident

Susquehanna County man sent to trial in death

Bronson Pinchot Owes Thousands on Susquehanna County Properties

Driver Killed on Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County

Surprise Snow Hits Part of Northern Tier

Day in Court for Accused Killer

Meth Lab Operating in Food Mart Parking Lot

Mobile Meth Lab Discovered in Susquehanna County

Farmhouse to Receive Historical Marker

Woman Charged in Homicide Ordered to Trial

Man Wanted for Susquehanna County Burglaries

No H2O at the Fire Department

Two School Buses Collide in Susquehanna County

Guilty Plea in Deadly ATV Crash

House fire displaces family of five

Schools Surrounded By Gas Now Heating With It

PA Woman Faces Wreckless Driving and DWI Charges

Incredible: Driver Parks Car on Stairs at Ski Resort

Deadly Crash on Interstate 81

Woman dies in Susquehanna County crash

Fatal crash on I-81 in New Milford

AG announces 16 arrests in child predator sweep

Two Arrests In Connection With Stabbing Death

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