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Fall Burn Season Open

From Cache County Fire District:

Fall open burn permits will be available from October 1 thru October 30. Burn permits are being issued by the Utah Division of Air Quality and there are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities.

DAQ rules allow the open burning of clippings, bushes, plants and prunings from trees incident to property and residential clean-up activities, if the clearing index is 500 or greater. The clearing index is a measure of the atmospheric mixing and wind speed.

The online open burn permit application program checks to see if there is an active open burn window and checks the clearing index to see if it is forecast to be more than 500.If there is not an open burn window or if the clearing index is forecast to be less than 500, the program will not allow a person to complete the application.

An open burn permit application is required for each separate burn.

A permit is valid only on specified lands and is required to be on site at the time of the burn.

All materials to be burned must be clearly described and quantified in the application.

Applicants must be aware of any and all local, state and federal rules and regulations applicable to their area.

Open burning may be prohibited in some areas of the state.

Additional information and the open burn permit application can be completed online by visiting the following link: http://air.utah.gov/OpenBurning/form/index.php

Those who do not have Internet access may call the North Logan Fire Dept. at 435-755-5739 for burns within city limits or Cache County Fire District for burns in unincorporated areas at 435-755-1670 Monday thru Saturday 8am to 5pm closed Sunday.Burn permits can also be obtained by mail but may take up to two weeks for processing. To request a hard copy of the open burn permit application, contact the DAQ by phone at 801-536-4000.

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Recreational Fire Information

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Recreational Fire Information

Recreational Fires

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The term "Recreational Fire" is the burning of materials other than rubbish with the total fuel area 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, or cooking purposes. Recreational fires do not require a permit but must be extinguished at the request of fire officials if they are deemed a nuisance.

• Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materials. Chimeneas and portable fire pits are allowed a closer proximity to combustibles but we ask that they not be placed on wooden or synthetic decking.
• Fire pits shall be lined and are to be kept clean of coals and ashes.
• Water bucket, shovel, and garden hose - or a fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating shall be readily available.
• A person knowledgeable in the use of the fire-extinguishing equipment shall constantly attend recreational fires.
• An attendant that is alert at all times shall supervise a recreational fire until such fire has been completely extinguished.

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