(WEAU)-A burning ban is now in place for the coverage areas of Township Fire District and the Altoona Fire Department.
The ban will remain in effect until the fire danger level has been lowered and the risk of wild land fire has diminished. Township Fire Department serves the Townships of Seymour, Washington, Union, Pleasant Valley, Brunswick and parts of Clear Creek in Eau Claire County. The Altoona Fire Department serves the entire City of Altoona.
The DNR forestry division has already elevated the fire danger level in Eau Claire County to VERY HIGH and has suspended burning permits in their managed area.
Township Fire Department is following the DNR’s recommendation and has also suspended the issuance of burning permits along with implementing a ban that only allows cooking fires within a fire ring or fire pit.
Country Jam officials in cooperation with Township Fire Department have also placed a restriction to charcoal and gas grills only on the grounds.