The Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved the first reading of an ordinance requiring burn permits inside the Livingston city limits.
Fire Chief Rocky Dial said the permits are to help the fire department keep up with people burning larger amounts of debris.
“The biggest thing is we just want to know when people are burning and what people are burning,” Dial said.
The permits will be required 365-days-a-year, according to Dial, and are available at no cost to citizens.
Dial said one of the things the city is trying to prevent is the burning of copper wire in neighborhoods.
“We have to stop that,” Dial said. “We getting numerous calls where it’s stinking up neighborhoods… they’re putting piles of copper wiring in trash cans and setting them on fire.”
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