Open burning is prohibited inside the Air Quality Maintenance Area, Nov. 15 through Feb. 28. Areas outside the AQMA will be allowed to continue burning on days when the Ventilation Index is determined by the National Weather Service to be adequate.
Make sure you are burning in accordance with the county guidelines to avoid a possible citation and fine. Follow these four guidelines:
• Obtain a permit from the fire department, then read and follow the instructions.
• Call the open and barrel burn every day before burning- 776-7007.
• Determine if you are inside AQMA or city limits. ACQMA is the same as the mandatory vehicle emissions inspection area (I&M).
• Never burn prohibited materials.