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Beloit burning concerns

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Steve Benton
September 2, 2008
— The city of Beloit's "zero tolerance" for outdoor burning was relaxed a bit in 2004 when the city council approved the use of "portable outdoor fireplaces."

Beloit firefighter, Jeremy Flanagan, says the ordinance is very specific about what you can burn in these fireplaces and when you can burn.


He says you can only burn firewood, and only four hours at a time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.


He says they're getting a lot of burning complaints from people not familiar with the updated ordinance. But there's an additional problem when people see the legal burning and think it's okay to burn anything, even in fire pits in the back yard.


If you have any questions, you can get a copy of the ordinance from the city's web site.



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