County Wide Burn Ban July 7th

Burn Ban in Effect 8 AM July 7, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Due to our warm weather and decreasing moisture, a Burn Ban goes into effect tomorrow at 8:00am.

What’s the big deal?

We live in a forest and very low wind speed can cause embers from a wood or charcoal fire to escape causing unimaginable destruction.  The Fire Marshal tracks weather and moisture to help us stay safe.

What does this mean for me?

Our Fire Chief strongly recommends only propane-fueled fires for outdoor cooking.  Propane is safer than charcoal or wood fires because there are no embers.

  • All land clearing and yard debris burning is prohibited and may result in a minimum fine of $250.
  • If you use a charcoal or wood fire, you must use an enclosure which is 16” high, made of steel or cement blocks and fires must be no larger than three feet in diameter.
  • It is strongly recommended that you have two, 5 gallon buckets of water or a charged water hose near the fire.
  • All fires must be attended until out cold and doused with water.

A fire caused by an ember may be traced back to the source and the persons responsible for that source may be charged for any/ all fire response.

As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited throughout Sudden Valley Community Association and state law prohibits their discharge after July 5th.

Spread the word, let’s stay safe this fire season.