It's almost that time of year where you can sit around a campfire, roast hot dogs and marshmallows and spend time with friends. But this year, things are going to be a little different in the City of Zanesville.
During this year's "Wiener Roast Season," no written permit is necessary to have a wiener roast or campfire in the City of Zanesville. Firefighter Kenny Jones says the new policy will benefit the fire department.
"People would come in and get permits. It would tie us up writing permits and people would still have fires anyway, so we decided to do this. It's a lot easier all the way around," said Jones.
Jones say although no permit is required, you will still need to follow certain rules which he doesn't think will be a problem.
"Typically we never had really any issues with that. People have been really good about that. A few times people have tried to burn debris and stuff like that, that's another regulation, you can not use this to burn brush or trash....just firewood," said Jones.
Jones says October 1st through November 15th has been designated "Wiener Roast Season." Traditional hours for roasts are still 6 p.m. until midnight. For a list of all the regulations and rules, you can visit www.coz.org.