Burning Information

Open Burning
An operational (burn) permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on
any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground.  Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be adhered to.

Prohibited Open Burning
Open burning that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric
conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited.

Approved Open Burning
Bonfires shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure and require a Burn Permit from the
City of Yukon Fire Department.

Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure and do not require a burn permit.
Recreational fires can only be fueled by natural wood or fire logs.  Absolutely no burning during a burn ban.

Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure and do not require a burn permit.
Portable outdoor fireplaces can only be fueled by natural wood or fire logs.  Absolutely no burning during a burn ban.

Burn pile must comply with location distances, wind speeds and have an extinguishing source present.  A City of
Yukon Fire Department Burn Permit must be obtained before any burning is allowed.

Air curtain Incinerators (ACI) must have properly sized pit with debris contained inside pit at all times, with
no signs of smoke showing during burning operation.  A City of Yukon Fire Department Burn Permit must be
obtained before any burning is allowed.  ACI's operate by forcefully projecting a curtain of air across an open
pit with the primary objective of reducing the particulate matter or smoke from entering the environment.
ACI's are a requirement of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Act to provide air quality
for open burning operations.