Grayslake Issues Ban on Outdoor, Open Burning
The Grayslake Fire Protection District is taking extra measures to ensure residents are safe during these dry conditions.
The extreme temperatures and lack of rain has caused a dramatic increase in fire risk, said the Grayslake Fire Department. Grass, landscape materials, and wetland areas are extremely dry and can quickly ignite with dramatic, rapid, fire spread. These large fires can pose a significant and unreasonable threat to life and property.
The Fire Protection District issued a ban on outdoor, open burning until further notice. This order is in accordance with Illinois Fire District Act. This ban will remain in effect until further notice. This ban does not include cooking fires or the use of grills.
Illinois law does allow the fire department to collect reimbursement for costs associated with emergency response caused by a violation of this ban.