Cooking still banned in Vernon parks

  • Aug. 1, 2017 11:21 a.m.

Cooking in Vernon parks is still banned.

The City of Vernon is reminding residents that campfires and fire appliances, such as portable barbecues or camp stoves, that use liquefied or solid fuel are prohibited in all city parks and open spaces due to the extreme risk of wildfire in the region.

Liquefied and solid fuels include (but are not limited to) seasoned wood, charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas. The ban will remain in place until further notice.

Organizers of special public events can request a letter of permission to operate outdoor cooking appliances from the Vernon Fire Department.

The maximum fine for a fire in a public place is $200. A summary conviction for any infraction in the park could result in a maximum fine of $10,000.

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