Fire department to assess for weed abatement
Monday, July 20, 2015 —Forest Duerksen, fire chief for the Westwood Fire Department, announced he will routinely assess properties for fire hazards within the next two weeks. He will look for grasses and weeds more than a foot tall as well as anything that might be combustible, such as piles of raked pine needles.
The rules apply to the entire property, including the back alley.
There is a burn ban so yard waste will need to be hauled to the Westwood Transfer Station, said Duerksen.