WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - Another local county has lifted their burn ban. Effective immediately Wicomico County has lifted the burn ban that they have had in place since early July. The Health Department is once again accepting applications for burning permits. Although the ban has been lifted officials are still reminding people to be safe when burning. They are offering the following tips to ensure a safe burn.
- Burning must be at least 200ft away from any dwelling or place of congregation.
- Burning must be at least 200ft away from any road, as long as the smoke doesn't cross the road.
- Burning must be 400ft away from any fuel/gas tank.
- Do not burn on rainy, windy or cloudy days.
- Stay with the fire until it is completely out.
- Always have sufficient help: water, tools and equipment must readily be available at the burn site to control the fire.
- NEVER burn hazardous materials.
- All structures to be burned must be left intact; piled debris is considered solid waste and must be disposed of at the county landfill.
- Any burning activities that create a nuisance must be extinguished immediately regardless if activity is permitted or not.
Leaf and household trash burning is permitted only if no public collection service is available and appropriate setbacks are met.