In the past few weeks, several brush fires have come perilously close to residential neighborhoods in Cranberry, and neighboring communities.
Dry and windy weather doesn’t help. Homeowners are eager to prep their yards for summer by clearing dead branches and leaves. Dispose of dried brush safely. Weekly yard waste collections are already underway.
Yard Waste bags are available for purchase from local stores or our Customer Service Center, 5 for $2. Buy the bags and fill them – there’s no extra collection charge. Just line the bags up, curbside on your regular collection day.
Chargrill your burgers, if you wish. Barbeque grills are OK. And, small recreational ‘campfires’, if properly supervised, are also permitted. If you wouldn’t roast marshmallows by your outdoor fire, then it is too large. Keep a hose nearby, just in case.
Tossing a cigarette out the car window constitutes littering and risking a fire. When the burning cigarette hits mulch, along the roadway, the result is a smoky fire. Fighting these fires puts the firefighters and passing motorists at risk.
Open burning is not permitted in Cranberry Township, and those who violate the ordinance can be fined up to $1,000. Fire Code Ordinance
Let’s work together to keep our community and firefighters safe. It’s that simple.
Learn more and be prepared. The Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company offers a variety of fire safety education programs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-776-1196.