Tips for Conducting a Safe Controlled Burn

To conduct a safe controlled burn, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Burn a minimum of 50 feet from any structure
  • Clear the area of any overhead obstructions or trees
  • Do not allow potential runoff to flow into any public waterway
  • DO not leave fire unattended
  • Do not use gasoline to start the fire
  • Have an ample water supply to control or extinguish the fire
  • Make sure you have a reliable means of contacting 9-1-1 should the need arise
  • Mow a 50-foot area around burn site
  • Only burn at a humidity level of 25% or greater
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