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Burn ordinance revamped in Streator

Posted by wlpo on February 1, 2016

You’ll want to be careful at your next bonfire in Streator to make sure that you aren’t breaking any the city’s new rules.

For example, a bonfire is considered a “recreational fire” by the open burning ordinance can’t be more than 3 feet by 3 feet. Also, they can only be held between 9am and midnight on days where winds are less than 15 miles-per-hour, somewhere besides your front yard.

If you’re a leaf or grass burner, the changes affect you too. Now you can only burn your so-called “landscape waste” on Tuesdays or Saturdays that aren’t windy. Also, open burning is prohibited on all roadways.

The Streator Fire Department says the open burning ordinance was updated to prevent open burning in the streets and give an outline for recreational fires in addition to reducing smoke emissions.

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