Well, a short dumping of rain Thursday afternoon did not satisfy fire officials in Delhi Township. According to the Lansing State Journal, the ban on open burning, including brush, rubbish, and recreational fires, was reinstated Friday morning for Alaiedon and Delhi Townships.

Though it may damper plans for your weekend bonfire in Holt, the ban won't affect your barbecue plans. Your charcoal, propane, or gas grill and other cooking appliances are okay to use.

An open burning ban also remains in effect for Meridian Township.