Burning stubble in fields is out, but backyard barbecuing is still legal in Kaysville. The City Council Tuesday passed an emergency measure banning controlled burns in the city until the dry weather passes.

The Kaysville Fire Department requested that the city temporarily stop issuing open burning permits, obtained by farmers and landowners to burn stubble and ditchbanks.Several controlled burns have gotten out of control, the council noted, spreading onto drought-seared adjacent property.

The burning ban affects mainly farmers and landowners in the area west of I-15, Mayor Gerald Purdy said.

The mayor also noted the ban does not prohibit barbecuing or backyard cooking fires.