State Fire Marshal: Clean Up Outdoors for Safety’s Sake

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Dead leaves, tree branches and other yard debris.

If it’s up against your house, it increases the chance that sparks from a nearby field fire could spread to your home.

State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon recommends cleaning that mess up, for safety’s sake, if not for appearances.

A 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. burn ban is in effect in unincorporated areas of the state through May.

Cities and villages may have their own ordinances.