No open burning allowed in Davis County

Posted at 11:35 AM, May 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-07 20:24:07-04

There will be no open burn in Davis County this year because of an extreme fire danger.

Homeowners may not burn anything, including yard clippings and other debris, in their yards according to a press release from the Davis County Fire Marshal.

"There is so much grass and trees and stuff left over from last year, that the fire danger is extremely high this year," said Ellis Bruch, Davis County Fire Marshal.

"It's just a high, high danger this year," said Bruch.  He said the lack of snow in the mountains and rain this spring are contributing to the dry landscape.

The concern is that a fire will spread quickly and get out of control.  An exception will be made for fruits orchards and agricultural activities of two or more cultivated acres.

Recreation fires may be permitted by local ordinances and individuals must check in with their local fire department first for authorization.

Campfires are only permitted in approved campgrounds where a fire pit has been installed by a government agency.

According to the press release, it is also illegal to have a campfire on the east bench of Davis County in unincorporated areas within a half mile of any residential structure from April 1 to October 31.  Fires are also prohibited east of Bountiful Boulevard within Bountiful City limits.

If you have any questions, please contact your local fire department.

The notice for no open burning can be found online at the following Davis County Government webpage.