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No open burning is permitted if it emits offensive or objectionable smoke or odors. State Burn Bans apply within City limits.
ALL open burning shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. On-site fire-extinguishing equipment shall be available for immediate utilization.
The Iron Mountain Fire Department is authorized to order the extinguishment by the person responsible or extinguishment by fire personnel of open burning that creates an unsafe, unapproved or objectionable situation.
Before any burning occurs all minimum distances provided below need to be assessed in all directions, including upward! You need to look for all items/objects that could pose a threat or be damaged from burning, such as fences, tree’s/tree canopies, shrubs/bushes, power lines, phone/cable lines, etc.
BURNING OF HOUSEHOLD TRASH
Public Act 102 of 2012 prohibits trash burning of household waste with the exception of untreated paper. Trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals, or hazardous materials must not be burned.
Must be burned in an approved container constructed of metal or masonry with a metal covering device with openings no larger than ¾ inch.
Container Must be at least 15 feet from any structure or combustible material.
RECREATIONAL FIRES (Camp Fire)
Shall have a pile size no larger than 3 feet in diameter X 2 feet in height.
Shall Only consist of seasoned wood 2 inches in diameter or larger.
Must be conducted at least 25 feet from any structure or combustible material.
Prohibited items include but not limited to: buildings or building materials, household items, electronics, flammable liquids, spray cans, grass clippings, leaves and other compostable materials.
Fires considered larger than a camp fire but not extreme in size. Common sense and public safety are key factors in fire size.
Must be conducted at least 50 feet from any structure or combustible material.
Think Safety Before Open Burning! Consider Weather Conditions.
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