I recieved a PDF file of the proclomation of the Governor regarding the burn ban, but it isn't something you can copy and paste, so with that in mind, instead of bringing you the original document, here is a news story;
Lansing - Governor Jennifer Granholm issued an order Thursday, banning outdoor burning in 75 Michigan counties due to dry weather and an extremely high wildfire danger.
The ban, which takes effect at 4:36 p.m. on Friday, August 17, covers all of the Upper Peninsula, and most of Lower Michigan.
The West Michigan counties in the ban include: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon Allegan, Newaygo, Oceana, Barry, Mecosta, Ionia, Manistee, Calhoun, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo.The ban prohibits burning any flammable material, including refuse, brush, stumps, or crop residue.
It also prohibits people from burning materials in burn barrels, smoking tobacco in areas adjacent to forest lands - except at homes, authorized campgrounds, or in a car or truck.Campfires are banned unless they are within containers at public or private campgrounds that have permanent staff on site.
Violating the burn ban is a misdemeanor, and anyone responsible for starting a wildfire would be liable for the cost of putting it out.
The ban does not include charcoal grills, or liquid fueled or propane stoves.The last outdoor burning ban was in May 1998.The governor's order says the ban will remain in effect until dry conditions creating the wildfire danger are reduced.
For the Record Book
3 days ago