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Burning Regulations


Open Burning Requirements

Spring 2013

Open Burning is prohibited within the Fort Dodge City limits unless approval

has been granted by special Fire Department Permit. (Ordinance 2122 of the Fort Dodge Municipal Code).


By City Council resolution, open burning of yard waste has been granted

for the period of May 25 to June 2, 2013.



The fire must be immediately extinguished if:

  Open burning becomes offensive or objectionable because of smoke odors.

  Atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

The Fire Chief or Fire Officer on scene determines the fire constitutes a hazardous condition.


Questions or concerns call the Fort Dodge Fire Department 576-1031

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