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City of Warsaw Open Burning Restrictions

Open burning of any material is not permitted within the corporate city limits, except as permitted below.  If a burn ban is implemented at any time by the Kosciusko County Commissioners, those ban requirements will supersede the following information.

Types of Burning Allowed:
  • Recreational/Celebratory and Cooking Fires (i.e. campfires, scouting activities, pep rallies)
  • Barbecues
  • Farm Burning
- Burning of fence rows and fields
- Burning of natural growth from clearing a drainage ditch
- Burning of limbs and prunings, but only if diseased or infected, so as to present a contamination problem

Other Restrictions:
  • Only wood products may be burned.
  • Fires must be attended at all times until completely extinguished.
  • If a fire creates a nuisance or fire hazard, it must be extinguished.
  • All farm burning should occur during daylight hours.
  • No burning may be conducted during unfavorable weather conditions, such as high winds or air stagnation

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