THERE IS NO OPEN BURNING IN THE CITY OF OCONOMOWOC

ALL OTHER MUNICIPALITIES FOLLOW THE BELOW RESTRICTIONS:

  • SIZE OF PILE: 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet high.
  • LOCATION OF PILE: At least 50 feet from any structure, wood pile, wooden fence, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of such items.
  • EXTINGUISHING MEASURES AVAILABLE: Sufficient tools and water shall be immediately available to control and/or extinguish the fire if needed. 
  • MATERIAL FOR BURNING: Dry material only, not ignited with flammable or combustible liquids.
  • MATERIAL FOR BURNING SHALL NOT BE: Rubbish, garbage, trash, treated wood or any material made of, or coated with rubber, plastic, leather, or petroleum base products.
  • SUPERVISION: The fire shall be constantly attended by a competent person at least 16 years of age until the fire is extinguished.  Unattended fires shall be completely extinguished.
  • TIME OF BURNING: Open burning 7:00am until 1/2 hour after sunset.  Recreation fires 7:00am until 12:00 midnight.
  • WIND: The wind velocity shall not exceed 9 miles per hour.  The fire shall be extinguished if the wind speed increases above 9 m.p.h.
  • SITE INSPECTION: The burning site may be inspected prior to issuance of a permit.