Burlington VT Open Fires and Outdoor Burning Memo

Open Burning and Outside Fires

This memorandum is intended to answer questions regarding open burning and outside fires in the City of Burlington. As a reminder, Burlington Code of Ordinances Chapter 13-3 prohibits fires as a means of fire prevention in our community since 1977. The primary hazard here is ignition of structures or vegetation by direct fire spread or flying brands and embers. This section of the ordinances cross-references BCO Chapter 21-17, which falls under the City Health Officer and prohibits nuisance smoke generation. Fires are prohibited in City Parks properties by BCO Chapter 22-10 (except in the established campsite fire areas at the North Beach Campground, which are approved locations).

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