Open Burning

Open burning refers to the burning of any materials that emit contaminates directly into the air without passing through a stack or chimney.


  1. Campfires, outdoor fireplaces and UL listed equipment, whether used for cooking food, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, warmth, recreational or other similar purposes shall be of minimum size for their intended purpose
  2. Campfires and other recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material and camp and weather conditions should be such that the fire is unlikely to be spread.
  3. The fire must be fueled with clean, seasoned firewood or any natural gas or its equivalent that burns at similar emission levels.
  4. Fires to dispose of waste are not permitted.
  5. All fires must be attended until fully extinguished.
  6. Typically, open fires should not exceed three feet in diameter and two feet in height.


If a citizen or resident makes a complaint about an open burning situation, the Fire Department will respond for investigation and possible enforcement.