Due to the dry weather conditions, the West Carrollton Fire Department has issued a 'zero tolerance' burn alert. This includes any fireworks that shoot into the sky such as roman candles, firecrackers, chasers, bottle rockets, etc.
The extremely dry weather, combined with hot temperature forecast, makes conditions unsafe for outdoor fires, according to Leanne Nash, fire prevention officer and EMS coordinator.
This ban pertains to all outdoor fires contained by fire rings, pits or chimineas. “Regardless of having previously obtained a fire permit, there will be no burning of any type,” she said.
“Any fire that is reported and located will be put out immediately,” Nash said.
The fire department will lift the ban when conditions have changed, relieving the public safety concerns. “Our main concern is keeping our residents safe and avoiding any potentially hazardous situations,” she said.
The lobby of the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., will serve as local cooling station for residents who need to escape the extreme temperatures during the forecasted upcoming heat wave. The area is adjacent to the West Carrollton branch of the Dayton Metro library and located near water fountains, bathrooms and electrical outlets.