Content about Kalamazoo, Michigan

August 26, 2011

An ordinance prohibiting the open burning of building materials and lumber was adopted by the Kalamazoo Township Board in Kalamazoo, Mich, on Aug. 23, according to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette. 

The town’s fire marshal told the township board that the ban was necessary because treated lumber, including items like stained cabinets, can often give off toxic fumes.

August 11, 2011

Winds from a severe thunderstorm in Hartford, Mich. lifted the roof off a local lumberyard on Aug. 3 and deposited it in the Family Dollar parking lot next door, according to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette. 

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