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To many people the air we breathe is an intangible thing. This perception of air is caused because people only believe that if something is polluted there will be alterations to visibility and/or smell. This is simply not true. Although we cannot visualize or smell particulates in our air it does not mean we cannot be harmed by them. Harmful particulates that can enter the air we breathe can be introduced through Open Burning  and contribute to or exacerbate respiratory and other health problems. If open burning is undertaken make sure you follow the rules and regulations to allow for a safe, legal, and enjoyable experience.

What is Open Burning?

Any outdoor fire without a vent to a chimney or stack is considered open burning.

 

 

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