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Burning Guidelines

Burning Guidelines

A list of burning guidelines will be noted on the fire permit issued. These guidelines will ask that you burn safely during calm weather only. The fire permit holder must ensure the fire is attended and supervised at all times until completely extinguished. Proper fire guards (black soil) should be made around the burn site using a heavy disc or other suitable farm equipment before the burn is completed. The fire guards should be a width of at least 15 meters.

Where the debris is a result of land clearing operations, the resulting debris should be windrowed in not more than 60 m lengths with an 8 m break between each 60 meter length. Windrows should be separated from other parallel windrows by not less than 15 meters. No windrow should be closer than 25 m to uncleared land or standing hazardous fuels. No person shall set more fires at one time than can be controlled by the people and equipment immediately available.

County residents are not allowed to burn the following items at any time:

  • Animal manure
  • pathological waste
  • non-wooden material
  • waste material from building or construction sites excluding wooden material not preserved
  • combustible materials in automobile bodies
  • tires
  • rubber or plastic or anything containing or coated with rubber or plastic or similar substances
  • used oil and preserved wood or wood products