Open Burns

  1. Which two types of open burns are allowed in Sarasota county?
    recreational and cooking fires
  2. Define a recreational fire?
    a fire that is burned for pleasure and must be confined in a fire pit or bowl.
  3. Define a cooking fire
    open fire used for cooking food for human consumption must be contained in a grill or similar device.
  4. What are the approved fuels for open burns?
    • Dry, untreated natural wood
    • Charcoal
    • LPG
    • Natural Gas
    • Butane
  5. What are some things that people must consider when performing open burns?
    • High Wind
    • Proximity to structures
    • Amount of smoke
    • Impact on neighboring houses
  6. What kind of fuel is not permitted to be burnt?
    • Yard waste
    • Household trash
    • Commercial trash
  7. Recreational fires must be how far away from any structure?
    25 feet away
  8. When conducting an open burn what must be present?
    A means of suppression. Ex. a water hose, shovel, water buckets, etc.
  9. An open burn must be how far away from a roadway?
    at least 50 feet away
  10. What are the time frames that open burns are allowed?
    Between 10 am and 11 pm
Author
SCFD
ID
322366
Card Set
Open Burns
Description
Open Burns
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