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"Fire-safety" burn bans

  • imposed by KC Fire Marshal for unincorporated KC
  • for cities within an incorporated city or town; call your local fire department. 

"Air-quality" burn bans are

Fire Burn Ban Status OFF.      

Recreational fires must

  • be built in a metal or concrete fire pit
  • not grow larger than 3-feet in diameter 
  • be set in a clear spot free from vegetation for at least 10-feet in width
  • be at least 25-feet from any structure
  • allow 20-foot high clearance from overhanging branches
  • be watched at all times by an alert person with equipment capable of putting the fire out
  • gas and propane stoves and barbeques are allowed under the ban

General information

  • Burning in KC requires a burn permit from your local fire district.
  • The KC Fire Marshal does NOT issue burn permits.
  • Non-emergency contact information for local fire districts
  • Burn permits are NOT issued while a fire-safety burn ban is in effect.
  • Call KC Natural Resources at 1-800-323-BURN for information.