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Janet Bin
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Username: Binbunch

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 11:48 pm:   

Ok - I'm confused! We live in Denton County part of Frisco, BUT does the burn ban include grilling with propane outdoor grills? In other words, are we allowed to BBQ with our (propane) gas grill?

Mack Borchardt, Fire Chief
Username: Mack_borchardt

Post Number: 18
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 09:16 am:   

Ms. Bin,

We appreciate your interest in following any requirements regarding the current drought conditions. The current burn bans in Denton and Collin Counties affect the unincorporated areas of both counties. If you live in the City of Frisco the only bans on outdoor cooking are in City of Frisco Parks and apartment complexes.

The ban on cooking in City Parks is a direct result of the extreme drought conditions and signs have been posted accordingly.

In apartments outdoor cooking is prohibited within 10 feet of any structure. This restriction has been in place for a number of years and apartment managers/owners are required to have signs posted notifying occupants of this provision.

Our experience indicates that outdoor grilling can be dangerous during these extreme dry conditions. The recent rain will relieve this danger temporarily but if we receive no further rain, we can expect the danger to return by midweek. While there is no ban, your City of Frisco Fire Department does recommend not using any thing outside that has an open flame or generates sparks or extreme heat during these dry conditions.

If you have any additional comments or suggestions please feel free to contact me at any time.

Mack Borchardt
Frisco Fire Chief

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