According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, open burning is prohibited across Ohio from 6a – 6p during March, April, May, October and November. Warmer weather, increased winds, and dry leaves and debris in spring and fall can spread fire easily, which is why Ohio residents are asked to abstain from burning outdoors during these hours. More information is available at ohiodnr.gov.

During March 1 – April 6, 2021, local news agency Tuscarawas County Scanner reported 13 brush fires. Most of these fires were reported during the burn ban hours.