The Kewaunee County Fire Chief’s Association has put a burn ban in place in Kewaunee County, effective immediately until conditions improve. The DNR recently elevated the fire danger status in Kewaunee County to Very High. The emergency burning restrictions include:
-No campfires except where municipalities allow by ordinance
-No burning of combustible materials in the outdoors(fireworks, tiki torches…)
-No smoking in the outdoors(smoking is allowed in non-combustible areas like driveways)
-No outdoor debris burning, including burn barrels & debris piles
-No disposal of burning materials into the outdoors(matches, cigarettes, ashes, charcoal…)
Charcoal & propane grills may be used in the immediate vicinity of a residence if placed on a non-combustible surface like a driveway or patio.
The burn ban is in place county wide and will remain in effect until further notice. Significant rain will be needed to lower the existing fire danger.
Any reports of unauthorized burning may result in the fire being extinguished by the fire department with possible monetary charges for service and a possible fine.