Because extended dry spell and high winds, Chief Baker has ordered a BURNING BAN for the fire district, including Portland Township, City of Portland, and the northern half of Danby Township within the District. No new permits will be issued until further notice. (This does not include gas or charcoal grills.) No permits will be issued until conditions change. Please call 517-647-2950 with any questions, and 517-647-4111 for daily.