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City of Parsons issues burn ban for months of July and August

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF PARSONS:

PARSONS, KS — The Parsons Fire Department has announced thatthe City of Parsons will be under a self-imposed Burn Ban for the months ofJuly and August.

Each year, the City of Parsons issues burn permits toresidents. These permits are good from September to June.

"All burn permits currently held expire on Monday," saidKari West, City of Parsons Public Information Officer. "Permitting was designedto have a two month break during traditionally what is the two hottest anddriest summer months."

If the weather cooperates, new permits that will be goodthrough June 2014 and will be available from the Parsons Fire Departmentbeginning in September.

"We like to err on the side of caution during the hot, dryweather," said Larry Steeby, Parsons Fire Chief. "We are encouraging residentsto use the city's brush dump or the bulk trash service that is provided to getrid of yard waste."

For more information on bulk trash service or the brushdump, call 620-421-7000.

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