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March 21, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: Nienow

St. Joseph open burning period begins April 3

Open burning for St. Joseph, Mo. for spring 2017 has been approved for Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 23.

Open burning is permitted within the city of St. Joseph under the following guidelines: Only dry waste such as leaves, brush and logs grown on the property can be burned. No trash, paper, lumber or building debris can be burned. The times you are allowed to burn is between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

All fires must be in containers no more than 55 gallons and the containers must be a least 15 feet away from any building. Only one burn container is allowed per residence. All fires should be monitored by a person capable of containing the fire. Fire-fighting material includes but are not limited to a garden hose or container of water that is sufficient enough to contain the fire. Either of those objects should be at the site of the fire.

If weather conditions such as high winds occur, the Fire Chief or Health Director may invoke a temporary burning ban. Any violation could result in a summons to appear in court for a misdemeanor.