Burn Ban Update
As of today, May 5, 2020, the City of Peru is lifting the recreational portion of the burn ban to allow the use of outdoor fireplaces (fire pits) and cooking units.
As per city ordinance, only charcoal, propane gas, dry, seasoned firewood or commercial logs may be burned as fuel in an outdoor fireplace or cooking unit. The fireplace or cooking unit must be constructed of noncombustible brick, stone, or metal materials, and maintained in good working order. The fireplace or cooking unit, if moveable, must be placed on a noncombustible surface during use and maintained at a safe and reasonable distance from any combustible material. The fireplace or cooking unit must be directly attended by and under the supervision of an adult, at all times during use. The fire shall be entirely extinguished prior to leaving the fireplace or cooking unit unattended.
The burning of leaves, yard waste, paper, cardboard or any other combustible materials is prohibited.
The City of Peru Fire Department appreciates the public’s cooperation with the burn ban.