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Open Burning PDF Print E-mail
Written by WebAdmin   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:48

Just as a reminder please be sure to check out the information below regarding open burning in Oklahoma. As always, if you have questions, reach out to us through the website, facebook or stop by when we are at the station. 

Did you know if there is a trash pickup service available in your area it is illegal to burn trash and other refuse ? Yep, it sure is. Most folks are not aware of this so we are adding this information to our website as well as some links to important information to help you determine what you can and cannot burn legally.

The Little Axe Fire Department does not require burn permits for the unincorporated area we respond to for fire protection. It is appreciated however if you will notify us of your intent to perform an open burn and provide us with information about the location, time and who will be watching over the burn, so we are aware of it when calls come in for the same location. You can reach us for this non-emergency event by calling (405) 386-7700.

If you happen to live in the area and are actually within the Norman City limits, other laws will apply. The City of Norman requires burn permits if you live within the city limits. You can reach them at (405) 292-9780.

In an effort to assist you in determining if you should burn or not we have provided the following links to documents that will help. These documents are provided by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). More information can be obtained by contacting DEQ directly at (405) 702-6100.

**NOTE:  In order to read these documents you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer which is available for free download from their website.

Open Burning Fact Sheet - July 2014

Permissible Open Burning Fact Sheet - June 2010

Open Dumping Fact Sheet

 

We hope you find this information useful and that it allows you to make good decisions about what, when and most importantly, "IF" it is ok to burn.

Feel free to contact us any time for more information or to even schedule a site visit by a fire department representative. You can also drop by the station behind Pecan Valley Junction Store any Wednesday night between 6:00pm and 9:00pm during our regular weekly scheduled maintenance and training.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:23
 
 
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