Open Burn Regulations - City of Galena

Open Burn Regulations

Opening Burn Regulations

Open burning is only permitted for a nine-day period in the spring and the fall as determined by the Fire Chief.  The open burning periods are published in the Galena Gazette and posted on the City of Galena website calendar and news pages the two weeks before each burn period. 

All burning in the City of Galena shall be carried out in compliance with the following rules:

  1. Only landscape waste produced on the property shall be burned.
  1. Open burning shall be allowed during daylight hours only.
  1. Burning must be supervised at all times.
  1. Burning shall not be allowed on windy days.
  1. If possible a garden hose shall be made available at the burn site.
  1. No burning is allowed on city streets.
  1. No burning shall create a visibility hazard on roadways or railroad tracks.
  1. Care must be taken to locate fires a sufficient distance from buildings, vehicles or other exposures to prevent fire spread.
  1. Violations of the burn policy will result in a citation from the Galena Police Department.
  1. If the burn gets out of control the Galena Fire Department shall be called immediately by dialing 911.
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