Madison lifts ban on outdoor burning | Environment
The city of Madison said Monday it has lifted the ban on outdoor burning.
The burn ban was issued last week because there was a high risk of brush fires starting due to the weather conditions.
The Madison Fire Department said the recent rainfall minimizes concern for outdoor burning in the city of Madison -- however the high winds should temporarily limit burning.
Given the rainfall, the city of Madison has lifted the ban, according to Bernadette Galvez of the Madison Fire Department.
Approved outdoor fireplaces and fire pits may now be used. Prairie and/or natural lawn burns, approved by permits, may also be conducted.
More information about outdoor and open burning in Madison can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/fire/documents/OutdoorandOpenBurningGuide.pdf.