"Open burning" is the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass, and other debris where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the air. During open burning, air pollutants do not pass through a chimney or stack.
Open burning pollutes the air and poses a forest fire hazard. The air pollution created by open burning can irritate eyes and lungs, obscure visibility, soil nearby surfaces, create annoying odors or pose other nuisance or health threats. If you have questions about open burning, watch the video below or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
- • Fire Department Suppression Training Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions about Open Burning
- • State Burning Laws and Rules
- Burning Guidance Publications and Studies
- Burning of Trash
- Burn Permits
- Fire Management - Department of Natural Resources
- Local Ordinance Information
- Open Burning Alternatives