Open burning refers to the burning of any materials that emit contaminates directly into the air without passing through a stack or chimney.
- 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
- 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.
- The fire must be fueled with clean, seasoned firewood or any natural gas or its equivalent that burns at similar emission levels.
- Fires to dispose of waste are not permitted.
- All fires must be attended until fully extinguished.
- 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.