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Davis County Bans Open Burning This Year

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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- In an effort to improve air quality, Davis County has decided against allowing open burning this year.

The sheriff's office said today that homeowners CANNOT burn anything, including prunings, rubbish, debris or garbage. Such items should be shredded for mulch or taken to the landfill.

There are exemptions for farm and horticultural operations under existing air quality rules and burning laws. But there are limits on what can be burned. Farmers must contact their local fire department before burning.

Recreational fires also must be authorized by local fire departments, and there are restrictions on campfires.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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