Burn only during daylight hours.
Fire must be attended at ALL times.
A person 18 years of age or older is required to be present.
Fire must be of manageable size. Piles no larger than 5’X5’x5’ are required in most areas.
Fire may not pose a danger to the safety of any building, structure or nearby trees and vegetation. At least 25’ distance is required in most areas.
Must have a sufficient source of water, dirt or sand to extinguish the fire PRIOR to lighting it.
Burn only on calm days to prevent wind from spreading sparks or flames.
Smoke should not present a hazard to visibility on roadways.
Additionally for those living in Newport Township...
Please notify the fire department prior to burning so that we are aware why there is smoke in the area and prevents an emergency response. 847-336-1080
Never – Ever use gasoline as an accelerant to start a fire.
Only landscape waste that was generated from the property can be burned. Landscape waste cannot be brought onto the property for burning.
Construction waste (sawn lumber) is considered trash and prohibited to burn
Please be considerate to neighbors. Check wind direction before lighting.
In the Village of Wadsworth, open burning is prohibited within 1000’ of an occupied school.
For questions or information on conducting larger field burns, contact our fire prevention office at 847-336-1080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org