When yard waste cleanup comes around backyard burning becomes more popular. Burning leaves and other yard waste gives people the excuse to have a bonfire. But before you bring out the s’mores and light the fire, make sure you check your local regulations. Many areas require permits to burn, and others may have plants prohibited by local ordinances.

Don’t forget to look up! Make sure you choose a safe spot away from trees, power lines, and umbrellas. Experts recommend having a minimum of three times the height of the fire of vertical clearance. As tempting as it may be to set up close to home for easy access to snacks and beverages, keep your fire at least 30 feet away from any structures.

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