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.

Learn more about open burning here.