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Lockport Township no permit required

With the transition to fire protection coverage from the city of Three Rivers Fire Department, it will no longer be necessary for Lockport Township residents to call for a burn permit.

The action is not required because Lockport Township residents won’t be charged for a fire response.

Residents are reminded that open burning of household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials is prohibited.

The burning of these household trash items poses a danger to human health and the environment Three Rivers fire officials said. The changes contain penalty provisions, which may be enforced by local units of government, should a local ordinance not exist.

Residents are also reminded to be responsible with open burning of leaves and brush. Fires should be supervised until extinguished, and weather conditions should be taken into consideration before starting an open burn.

Refrain from burning during dry conditions, and or high winds.

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