by Kurt Hildebrand

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March 16, 2013
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Backyard burning returns

For the first time since the 7,500-acre TRE Fire last year, backyard burning will resume starting March 25.

East Fork Fire District officials have issued regulations for spring nonagricultural burning, which will appear this week on the district’s website.

Those regulations include a few alterations, including reductions in the distance a burn pile must be from a structure and the firebreak around the fire.

“If they are burning within regulations then, that’s all the room they should need for the pile,” East Fork Fire Capt. Terry Taylor. “We did the math and 10 feet all around the fire is plenty. …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 16, 2013 03:02PM Published Mar 20, 2013 12:48PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.