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PARD issues burn ban

Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Tai Moses

Kimberly McNeeley, the director of the Parks and Recreation Department, issued a burn ban for the city’s parks yesterday, effective immediately. “Due to the current drought conditions, wildfires are a serious potential hazard to the city’s parks and surrounding communities,” she wrote. The order prohibits “smoking, open fires and grilling, with the exception of propane grills and stoves,” in all city-owned parkland. Violations may result in a fine of $300-$500. The parks department “will be monitoring the forecast, fire risk and drought conditions on a weekly basis to determine when” the restriction can be lifted.

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