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Capital City Fire and Rescue
Backyard Open Burn Permit (Residential) 2017
Print this Page, this is your 2017 burn permit.
This is your official residential open burn permit – please print it and post it near your burn zone. If you have any questions regarding your burn permit, please call Capital City Fire/Rescue at (907) 586-5322.

This document authorizes
Patrick McGonegal
to maintain an open burn at the following location:
292 Marine Way

MUST BE POSTED AND ON SITE AT ALL TIMES WHILE BURNING

NOTICE: For the Lemon Creek & Mendenhall Valley areas, this permit is valid only from May 1st until September 30th, 2017.  Burning is prohibited in these areas from October 1 – April 30.

Open burning is prohibited unless ALL of the following requirements are met:

  • Prevailing wind direction SHALL be away from any structure or roadway and the open burn is conducted during a period of adequate air movement. Burning is prohibited if wind exceeds 15 mph, and during any burn ban. If wind speeds, including wind gusts, exceed 15 mph, the burn site is to be shut down.
  • Applicant SHALL have a garden hose connected to a water supply or other fire extinguishing equipment shall be readily available for use.
  • Maximum pile size is ten (10) feet in diameter. Pile SHALL be a safe distance from any structure, as measured out from the edge of the pile in all directions.
  • Applicant SHALL be in constant attendance at the site while burning. The person shall not leave the site until the fire is dead out.
  • The fire SHALL not create a nuisance from smoke, obscure visibility on public roads and highways, or endanger life and property. If the Fire Department recieves a complaint, they will respond and may, at the direction of the Fire Officer, order the fire extinguished for any violation of the permit conditions, or if the fire is creating a hazard or nuisance. The Fire Officer alone will determine if the fire is creating a hazard or nuisance.
  • The material to be burned must originate from the property. Absolutely no man-made material may be burned. This permit is not valid for landclearing, burning of large stumps or property development. Please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office for the appropriate permit.

Open burning by commercial businesses is prohibited.

This open burn must be maintained in accordance with CBJ Code Section 36.40.060. The Fire Marshal or his designee may revoke a burn permit at any time. A permit to burn does not relieve the permittee from full responsibility for the fire; including costs of extinguishment should it spread, costs of damage to other property and for the smoke and fly ash produced by the fire. Fines may be assessed for violations or repeated visits to burn sites. The Fire Marshal or his designee may assess a fine if there are violations of the above conditions or if there are repeated visits by fire personnel.

Remember, YOU are responsible for your fire, and the smoke that it creates.