Open burning now allowed in Jefferson City

As of Tuesday, the open burning of leaves, grass clippings and vegetation grown on property is allowed.

Fire officials are asking, though, the residents try to be good neighbors.

“Think about what you are going to do,” said Jefferson City Fire Department Training Officer Jason Turner. “On cloudy days with low humidity the smoke will stay low to the ground and that can lead to complaints. We also ask that you remember to avoid burning on windy days.”

Fire officials ask residents to not burn in the street or curb lines of the street.

It is recommended that all fires be in small piles to prevent large amounts of smoke, and that the piles be 10-15 feet from property lines, structures and power lines.

Residents are also reminded that they can continue to use the compost facilities the city offers on Southridge Drive.

During the open burning season, which runs through March 15, burning is permitted during daylight hours only.

Violators of the ordinance are subject to citations for violations.

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