Burning Ban Now in Effect in the First Fire Protection District of Antioch
By Fire Chief Jon Cokefair
April 14, 2020

Please review the attached Burning Ban signed today by the District Board. All Burning is now prohibited until June 1, 2020. Outdoor fireplaces/pits will be permitted as long as they are not a nuisance to the neighbors. Any complaint from a neighbor constitutes a nuisance.
Fires are to be extinguished upon complaint. Unruly or violent residents are to be reported to the proper Police authority.
Please feel free to contact our Fire Station with any questions
Stay Safe and Well

Attachment Fire District Open Burning Ban Resolution.pdf  (1,618k)

James Bond April 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM
Just what is your legal authority to do so?

Antioch Fire Department April 15, 2020 at 11:33 AM

Antioch Fire Department April 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM
Mr. Bond Our Authority is listed in the Attached resolution. Thank you for your question. Jon Cokefair Fire Chief

Dale gade April 15, 2020 at 12:02 PM
Your out of control. You are infringing unlawfully on our rights. You are setting your self and board for lawsuits!

Antioch Fire Department April 15, 2020 at 1:08 PM
Mr Gade, Please know this has been vetted by our legal counsel. You will find reference to our legal authority in the posted resolution. Thank you for your comments. Jon Cokefair Fire Chief.

Pamela April 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM
Thank you for doing this. I hope you will consider a permanent ban for the health and safety of all township residents.

Lidia oleksy April 19, 2020 at 2:51 PM
Just to clarify. Does this apply to unincorporated residents as well? Tthank you.

Antioch Fire Department April 20, 2020 at 8:36 AM
Yes this applies to both incorporated and unincorporated areas. This is a Fire District wide ban. If you live in Antioch Township you can not burn per the resolution. Thank you for the question.

Katy April 27, 2020 at 12:36 AM
Please consider a permanent ban even in unincorperated area.... our neighbors burn for days on end through out the spring. Some even burn old furniture. I have terrible asthma and get major chest and back pain every time a neighbor burns. I stay indoors and close the windows, but it still gets in. Our neighborhood has many elderly... and the smoke is not good for any body, and it isnt necessary.

Gerald C Schulz May 02, 2020 at 8:41 AM
Thanks for providing the reasoning for the Burn Ban in your attached April 14 memo.