Last week I was trimming some trees in my yard and was planning to burn all the trimmings this week. I thought that I'd better look and see if there was a burn ban in Grand Blanc before I start burning and sure enough, there is.

According to WNEM, Several communities and counties have issued burn bans due to extremely dry conditions across the state. Below is a list of some in the Mid-Michigan area.

  • Arenac County
  • Bay County
  • Clare County
  • Gladwin County
  • Grand Blanc Township
  • Gratiot County
  • Iosco County
  • Isabella County
  • Midland County
  • Ogemaw County
  • Oscoda County
  • Roscommon County
  • City of Clio
  • Grand Blanc
  • Millington-Arbela Township Fire Department Fire District
  • Saginaw Township
  • Thetford Township
  • Thomas Township
  • Tuscola County
  • Vienna Township

To see the state's complete burn ban map, click here.

Always check with your local city, township or village officials before lighting your fire. If no local ordinances are in effect, state law:

  • Allows burning grass and leaves in municipalities with populations less than 7,500 unless prohibited by local ordinance.
  • Prohibits burning any yard debris within 1,400 feet of an incorporated city or village limit under DEQ air quality rules.

Source: WNEM & Michigan.gov