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Outdoor Burning
Updated On: Oct 01, 2007

 

OUT DOOR BURNING

IN

MOUNT VERNON

Only recreational fires are allowed in the city of Mount Vernon and urban growth areas.  Burning of trash or yard waste is never allowed.

RULES FOR RECREATIONAL FIRES

  • The fire is in an enclosure no larger than 3 feet across.  The enclosure must be a minimum of 16 inches high and made of cement block, stones or #10 gauge steel.
  • Materials being burned must be kept lower than the sidewalls of the enclosure.
  • A charged garden hose or 2 five-gallon buckets of water must be on site.
  • A shovel or rake must be on site.
  • The fire must be 25 feet from any structure or standing timber.
  • Tree branches must be cleared to the height of 15 feet above the enclosure.
  • One person age 16 years or older who is capable of putting the fire out must be in attendance at all times.
  • The fire must be contained within a firebreak (bare ground).
  • The landowner's permission must be obtained if not on your property.

Burn Ban Information

(360) 428-1617 ext. 4

Mount Vernon Fire Department

(360) 336-6277

 


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