BY JON CALL, CITY MANAGER/ATTORNEY
Resident’s Question: Can I burn my weeds?
Answer: Generally, no. The best way to move forward is to talk with the Northview Fire district to better understand the parameters around obtaining a burn permit. They have a very helpful website www.northviewfire.com along with links to the Dept. of Air Quality to provide useful information about the burn process and how to be in full compliance. Northview Fire also does a great job at providing good information on fireworks and fire pits with the grilling season approaching.
The most important thing to remember is that the goal is not to limit our fun, but to provide safety to people and property, so that we can avoid wildfires and other issues in our foothills.
Another quick tip is to be careful parking vehicles and motorcycles in long dead grasses, because the exhaust system can cause grasses to catch fire and result in devastating wildfires.
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