|Maryland Open Air Burning|
|By Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Raley|
|October 8, 2019|
Ridge VFD would like to remind 1st district citizens of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors. Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney. It also includes other fires such as campfires.
Alternatives to open air burning include: composting, disposal at a local landfill where the yard debris can be turned into mulch or periodic curb-side pick-up by your regular trash collector (where available).
If you must burn, take the time to ensure that all safety and regulatory precautions have been taken.
Tips for open air burning:
* Don’t burn on windy or very dry days.
For more information visit https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/fire/firenotes.aspx