The City of Beaumont is under a fire ban with the warm and dry weather creating an extreme hazard. Open fires of any kind – including backyard pits – are not permitted and all fire permits are suspended.
Patio heaters, turkey fryers, fireworks and tiki torches are also prohibited by the fire ban. Liquid and gas fueled lanterns (with an enclosed flame), stoves and BBQs are permitted, however, caution is advised. Fire control details can be found on the city’s website.
Smokers are advised to be cautious with cigarette butts and use a proper ashtray or receptable.
The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. The Beaumont Fire Service will continue to monitor fire risks and weather forecast to determine whether precautions can be lifted.
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