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HEBER-OVERGAARD FIRE DEPARTMENT
Burn Line: 535-6709
1. Types of material you are allowed/not allowed to burn:
a. You are permitted to burn only the following material; [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.a]
SLASH, PINE NEEDLES, TREE TRIMMINGS, BRUSH, GRASS
b. Types of material you are NOT to burn with this Open Burning Permit; [A.A.C.R18-2-602.A.13]
ALL PLASTIC MATERIALS SUCH AS: POISON OAK POLYESTER
-bottles for household chemical
-grocery and retail bags ASBESTOS THERMAL INSULATION
WASTE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: POISON IVY TIRES
-waste crankcase oil
-transmission oil POISON SUMAC ELECTRICAL WIRING
-oil filters INSULATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CONTAINERS AEROSOL SPRAY CANS HAZARDOUS WASTE
THAT CONTAINED: PRODUCTS
-pesticides FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS -paints
-lead compounds -pesticides
-cadmium compounds ANTIFREEZE -cleaners
-mercury compounds -stains and varnishes
-arsenic compounds EXPLOSIVE OR
AMMUNITION ASPHALT SHINGLES
2. When can you Burn? [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.c]
You are only allowed to burn during the following periods:
Start igniting no earlier than: April through September 6:00am and fire must be extinguished by 8:00pm
October through March 6:00am and fire must be extinguished by 6:00pm
3. There shall be NO burning during the following conditions:
a. Sustained winds or forecast of winds of 10 miles per hour or higher
b. Relative Humidity of 15% or lower.
c. Red Flag Conditions: RED FLAG INDICATES NO BURNING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. (Watch for flag at the Black MesaForest Service)
d. Water shortage
e. Extreme Fire Behavior Conditions
IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS OCCUR DURING YOUR OPEN BURNING, THE FIRE MUST BE EXTINGUISHED IMMEDIATELY.
4. How can you burn?
a. Your material to be burned shall be dry, readily combustible, and placed in the following arrangement(s) in such quantities that it will be completely consumed within the permitted burn hours (Please refer to condition 2 above).
i. Piled (not to exceed 7 feet x 7 feet and shall be placed in an opening cleared to bare earth)
ii. Collected in a pit (not larger than 7 feet x 7 feet x 2 feet deep)
iii. Placed in an approved waste burner (no combustible materials within 10 feet of burner)
iv. Campfires are permitted without a Burn Permit only when they are less than 3 feet x 3 feet in size and shall not be left unattended. A call to the burn line is required prior to ignition.
b. Your piled, pit-contained material or approved waste burner must have a minimum clearance of 50 feet from any structure. [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.k]
5. You are required to call the burn line before your Open Burning activities.
a. You must call the burn line prior to ignition of burning. Please call the burn line at 535-6709 for current burning. [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.g]
b. Do not set fire and leave. You must be present at all times when conducting open burning until the fire is completely extinguished. You may be responsible for any damages caused by a fire started by your open burning. You may be subject to civil penalties from damages caused by fires started by your open burning. You may be responsible for any and all suppression costs incurred and a written citation may be issued by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office. [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.i]
6. Do you have any additional responsibilities?
a. You must have available any necessary equipment (i.e. water supply, water hose, shovel, sand, etc.) to control the burn and to put out the fire if the need arises. [A.A.C.R18-2-602.D.3.j]
b. You must have a copy of this permit on-site during open burning, to show that you have authorization to conduct burning.
c. This permit shall not be construed to relieve you from liability from resulting damages or the obligation to comply with other applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. You must also comply with requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes.