Burning banned in Kenosha parks
The Kenosha Fire Department has made the following announcement regarding burning in city parks:
A burning ban is in effect beginning today in all City of Kenosha Parks and will remain in place until further notice, according to Fire Chief John Thomsen. The burning ban follows a recommendation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which has placed Southeastern Wisconsin under a “Very High” fire condition warning: “Very dangerous fire conditions exist. Fires start easily, spread rapidly and are difficult to control. Burning is not recommended.” The ban on all open fires in city parks includes no fires in outdoor grills (and no use of charcoal in the grills); no use of fire rings or fireplaces; no fireworks of any type, and no careless use of smoking materials. Propane grills may be used, but people should use caution.
Fire officials are very concerned about the chances of fires spreading due to the large expanses of dormant, dry grass in the parks.
Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the professional fireworks display on the evening of July 4, sponsored by Walgreen’s with support from the City of Kenosha and Kenosha County. Fireworks will begin after dark, at approximately 9:30 p.m.