As of noon today, July 20, the Manitowoc Fire Department has lifted the burning ban for the City of Manitowoc. Conditions will remain dry in some areas and residents are asked to use extreme caution when cooking out or using their fire pit. The Fire Department reminds citizens that only clean wood can be burned in the fire pit. Burning brush, grass, leaves, treated wood and garbage is prohibited. The fire pit ordinance is available under the Fire Department section of the City's website at www.manitowoc.org.