Open/Recreational Burning

  • During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 – April 30.
  • Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 – Dec. 15.

Burn bans generally prohibit the following:

  1. Burning of forest, grass, crops, woodlands, marshes or other similar areas.
  2. Burning leaves or debris.
  3. Campfires, bonfires and warming fires.
  4. Open pit cooking and charcoal grilling.
  5. Use of fireworks and welding may also be prohibited or regulated.

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