Burn Permit 

 

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS

IN TH ELFRIDA FIRE DISTRICT RESPONSE AREA

 

All persons wishing to conduct any outdoor burning are required per Arizona state law to obtain a burn permit. With this in mind the administration of the Elfrida Fire District has obtained delegation authority from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a burn permit issuing partner facility to ease and stream line the process for the citizens we serve. So EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3, 2008, you may obtain the required outdoor burn permits from the Elfrida Fire District Monday through Friday during regular business hours. The following is a summary of the Arizona outdoor burning laws: If you have any questions or to obtain your burn permit please contact the Elfrida Fire District at 10293 N. Central Hwy., Elfrida, AZ.

 

For what purposes can you burn?

Open outdoor fires may be permitted only for the purposes of weed abatement, prevention of a fire hazard, or instruction in the methods of fighting fires.

How can you burn? 

Your material to be burned shall be dry, readily combustible, and placed in any of the following arrangements in such quantities that it will be completely consumed within the permitted burn hours listed below:

  •  piled

  • collected in a pit

  • placed in an approved waste burner

  • ignited in place

 

Your piled or pit contained material must have a minimum clearance of 50 feet from any structure.

 

You may start your burn using items such as matches, flares, or hand held torches fueled by liquefied petroleum gas such as propane or butane. You may not start your fire using tires, tar paper, oil, or liquefied petroleum products such as gasoline or diesel.

You may not use any ignition device that causes the production of black smoke.

 

When can you burn?

You are only allowed to burn between the following hours:

  • Start igniting no earlier than one hour after sunrise; and

  • Fire must be extinguished two hours before sunset.

  • You must be present at all times when open burning. Do not set a fire and leave. You must completely extinguish the fire before leaving it unattended.

 

Types of material you are NOT to burn with an open burning permit:

 

  1. All plastic materials such as:

    • bottles for household chemicals

    • grocery and retail bags

  2. Waste petroleum products:

    • waste crankcase oil

    • transmission oil

    • used oil

    • oil filters

  3. Hazardous material containers that contained:

    • pesticides

    • lead compounds

    • cadmium compounds

    • mercury compounds

    • arsenic compounds

  4. Tar Paper

  5. Poison Oak

  6. Asbestos

  7. Poison Ivy

  8. Poison Sumac

  9. Oleanders

10.  Aerosol Spray Cans

11.  Flammable Liquids

12.  Antifreeze

13.  Explosives or Ammunition

14.  Polyester

15.  Thermal Insulation

16.  Tires

17.  Electrical Wire Insulation

18.  Batteries

19.  Hazardous Waste Products:

o   paints

o   pesticides

o   cleaners

o   stains and varnishes

20.  Asphalt Shingles

 

 

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2010 - present

2010 - present