Burning Regulations

DUNKLIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
1987 STATE RD Z
PEVELY, MO. 63070
(636) 475-7401 OR (636) 479-3797

REGULATIONS ON OPEN BURNING UNDER
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

PROHIBITED OPEN BURNING UNDER STATE REGULATIONS:
Any waste generated by a business, trade, industry, or any demolition operation cannot be burned. This would include, but not limited to paper, cardboard boxes, pallets, tires, waste oil, rubber products, hazardous materials, Styrofoam, plastics, petroleum based products, treated wood, any asbestos-containing materials and any type of household garbage or trash may not be burned. Open burning is not allowed inside of an “INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITY CITY LIMITS”.

ALLOWABLE OPEN BURNING UNDER STATE REGULATIONS:
Open burning of tree leaves or residential brush is allowed only in areas outside of “INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITIES CITY LIMITS” and is limited to the period beginning September 16th and ending April 14th of each year. These brush piles are limited to 16 square feet or a 4 by 4-foot area and the burning is allowed from 10 am through 4 pm.

OPEN BURNING FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES “BON-FIRE”
Campfires and other fires used solely for recreational purposes, ceremonial occasions, or for outdoor noncommercial preparation of food are allowed in and outside of incorporated municipalities “CITY LIMITS” in Missouri.

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR OPEN BURNING:
Open burning should be in a safe manner. It is advised to not use a flammable liquid to start the fire or to be used during the fire. Open burning should be done away from any structure that may become involved with the fire. A water hose, fire extinguisher or a bucket or buckets of water should be readily available in the event it is needed.
Any complaint made by contacting the Fire Station or from being dispatched must be investigated and if found to be in violation of the above state regulations, or deemed to be a public health hazard or a nuisance the fire may be extinguished and a report sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources St. Louis Office.

If you are open burning, you are responsible for any and all damages that may occur in the event of the loss of life or property.

The Dunklin Fire Protection District shall not be held liable for any negligent burning.
If you would like to have a complete set of regulations on open burning contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources St. Louis Regional Office
7445 S Lindbergh Suite 210
St. Louis, MO. 63125
Office (314) 416-2960


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