Pike County, Pennsylvania
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to the dry, windy, weather and the unusually high number of brush fires, the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors has declared a Township-wide ban on all outdoors burning. This includes all burning of brush, leaves, garbage, etc. as well as campfires.
Violators will be subject to fines and prosecution costs. They may also be subject to the paying the costs of the fire department extinguishing the fire whether it be putting out the materials being burned or any brush fires that may result from the burning.
Still permitted is the use of outdoor LP and charcoal barbecues and smokers provided that the cooking is done in a standard unit designed for that purpose, the cook or other responsible adult is supervising from a reasonable distance, and there is an appropriate means to extinguish the fire. The unattended use of barbecues and smokers is prohibited.
The burn ban will be lifted when in the consensus of the fire departments there is sufficient moisture in the ground and vegetation that the risk of brush fires is greatly diminished.
Watch the LATEST NEWS section of this website for future information concerning the burning ban and when it will be lifted.