Open Burning Regulations
Recreational fires are permitted in residential areas of the borough provided they follow the guideline listed:
🔥No material other than clean wood, No propane, or natural gas may be burned EXCEPT for commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets.
🔥Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters for the purposes of starting a fire
🔥 Charcoal for the preparation of food only
🔥 Fires may be no larger than 3′ wide by 3′ long by 2′ high.
🔥 Fires must be at least 15′ from the nearest neighbor’s dwelling or inhabited area including the property line, roadway, sidewalk, or other public access areas. Rear Yard Area only.
🔥 All wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, with the exception of burning for the commercial preparation of food.
🔥 Burning may be considered a nuisance due to the severity of the amount of air pollutants, the duration or frequency of the burning, the topography of the surrounding, or the meteorological conditions.
🔥 Smokey fire? Nuisance burning? Call ACHD's 24-Hour Complaint Line at 412-687-2243.