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Fire Burning Exemptions

The following types of fires are permitted:

  • Fires used for celebrating Twelfth Night ceremonies
  • Fires used for celebrating school pep rallies
  • Fires used for celebrating scouting activities
  • Fires used for recreational and cooking purposes, i.e., camp fires
  • Residential burning: burning is absolutely prohibited in apartment complexes and mobile home parks. Where residence contains four or fewer units:
    • Burning shall be in a noncombustible container sufficiently vented to induce adequate primary combustion air with enclosed sides, a bottom, and a mesh covering with openings no larger than 1¼ inch square
    • Burning shall be constantly attended by at least one adult having an attached working water hose (garden type) or a 10Number ABC fire extinguisher present
    • Burning shall be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Burning prohibited in areas that are within 50 feet of any structure or public right-of-way

All exemptions shall be subject to the following:

  • Only wood products shall be burned
  • Fires shall be attended at all times until completely extinguished
  • If fires create an air pollution problem, a nuisance, or a fire hazard, they shall be extinguished; The Fishers Fire Department shall have the authority to enter on to any property for purposes of extinguishing any fire which creates an air pollution problem, a nuisance, or a fire hazard
  • All residential, farm, and waste oil burning shall occur during daylight hours during which the fires may be replenished but only in such a manner that nearly all of the burning material is consumed by sunset
  • No burning shall be conducted during unfavorable meteorological conditions such as temperature inversions, high winds, air stagnation, etc.