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Starting today, October 1, the state of Ohio has issued a ban on burning from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The statewide burn ban ends on November 30.
Xenia Fire Division says residents should exercise extreme caution when they do burn materials due to the current drought conditions and continued heat.
Fires should never be left unattended and should also be placed a proper distance from structures. If you do need to burn material, firefighters say you should have an 'extinguishing agent' close by. The Xenia Fire Division said there is no local ban on burning after 6 p.m.
The City of Xenia does not allow residents to burn yard waste materials at anytime. Recreational fires are permitted, but must follow the rules below: