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Mt. Vernon Residents Can Burn Leaves Now Through Sunday

MT. VERNON – The second leaf burning period in Mt. Vernon this spring got underway Monday and will run through Sunday, May 16.

A leaf burning fire is permitted between the hours of sunrise and sunset each day. No burning shall occur upon any public street, public sidewalk, drainage ditch within the public right-of-way nor any manhole cover or upon the property of another without written permission. All types of fires must be physically attended by a person at least 18 years of age at all times. Burning of any kind may be prohibited during any permitted leaf burning period by order of the Fire Chief due to high winds, dry conditions, or other factors.

Contact the City of Mt. Vernon with any questions at 242-5000. The next burn period will be during the second full week of October.