EAST PEORIA – Because the area has received rain, open burning of yard waste will be allowed in East Peoria from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30.

Residents may burn only dry leaves and other landscape waste. Only dry material should be burned in order to produce as little smoke as possible.

Burning may occur only during daylight hours, in small piles on non-windy days. At the fire chief’s discretion, burning will not be allowed when there are sustained winds or gusts of 10 mph or more. Residents are encouraged to listen to the weather forecast for predicted wind speeds. The burn must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult and be completely extinguished when finished. A water source must be nearby.

Residents are asked to check with their neighbors prior to burning brush in case they have health problems which might be affected by smoke, so that an appropriate time to burn can be arranged.

A complete copy of the city’s open burning ordinance is available online at www.cityofeastpeoria.com, and also at East Peoria City Hall, 401 W. Washington St., or by contacting the assistant fire chief on duty at the Central Fire Station.

For more information, call 698-4700.