Burlington Council Says Yes to Backyard Recreational Fires

Two more readings and residents of Burlington will be able to enjoy recreational fires in their backyards.

The City Council saw to it last(Mon) night, after hearing a couple of concerns passed along by member Becky Shockley.

In the case of a neighbor’s breathing problems, the police or fire department can require the flames to be put out. At one point, Mayor Shane McCampbell suggested that the ordinance be enacted on a 90-day trial basis, but Dave Myers, the driving force behind the change, told the council that wouldn’t be fair.

The vote was 4-1 with McCampbell making up the minority. Two more readings and the new ordinance becomes law.