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Greenfield Issues Temporary Ban of Open Burning

All of the Zone D municipalities - Greenfield, Franklin, Hales Corners and Greendale - are participating in the ban as a result of the dry conditions.

The fire chiefs of Hales Corners, Greendale, Franklin and Greenfield have collectively issued a temporary burn ban prohibiting residents from all outdoor fires, with the exception of grills.

This ban is the result of severe drought conditions. As such, burning and the use of fireworks would constitute a public nuisance affecting safety, a joint news release said.

This ban includes fires in all outdoor fireplaces, pits, camp fires and the private use of consumer fireworks including sparklers, caps and novelty fireworks. An ordinance prohibiting fireworks in Greenfield already exists.

Franklin has had its burn ban in place since June 15.

In order to prevent fires, the community’s police departments will strictly enforce these restrictions, according to the release. Violators of this ban and adults who permit the use of any kind of fireworks, including caps and sparklers, or burning by minors will receive citations.

The ban does not prohibit residents from using contained grills for cooking food.

The ban will remain in place until further notice. Each municipality will post a message on its website when the ban has been lifted. In addition, the release said .

For more information call:

  • Hales Corners: 414-529-6168
  • Greendale: 414-423-2131
  • Greenfield: 414-761-5306
  • Franklin: 414-425-1420
robert heule July 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Police Watch Greenfield Ward 18 Firecrackers and aerial bombs go off after 11:30 PM for the last 4 Independence days
lolo peeg June 23, 2013 at 09:43 AM
You're a radical left winger, Robert, but I agree with you on this one. Get ready for this year, I am sure the same culprits will be blowing off their bombs again in the next two weeks.
robert heule June 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Good point lolo. sometimes we must unite for the common good.

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