Hammond council sets rules for burning leaves, debris

  // Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:11 //
Vic Couvillion| Special to The Advocate

HAMMOND — The City Council adopted an ordinance Monday requiring residents who want to burn leaves, woody debris or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator.

The matter may not sit well with some folks.

Resident Louise Bostic told the council she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance to people trying to clear overgrown lots, especially in the city’s older neighborhoods. She said she worked all summer to clear a lot she owns and she burned some of the debris in an above-ground incinerator.

But Fire Chief John Thomas said such open burning was never allowed in the city.

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