Fire Prevention

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Burn Permit FAQ

If I meet the requirements of the burning ordinance and can burn, what do I need to do?

Go to the nearest Irmo Fire District station and obtain a burn permit. On the burn permit is a more complete outline of the burn ordinance which you will be expected to agree with prior to getting your permit. Your burn permit will have an issue (start) date and an expiration date listed. Once you have the permit you can burn the material outlined in the ordinance within the time and dates specified.

Don’t forget to call the office of the SC Forestry Commission in the County that you will be burning to notify them.  Le

Under what conditions can my permit be cancelled or revoked?

Your permit can be cancelled or revoked under the following conditions:
1) A red flag alert is issued; your permit will be suspended.
2) A complaint of smoke having a negative effect on air quality because of weather or atmospheric conditions; your permit will be revoked.
3) A Fire Department member arriving to find that the conditions of the ordinance/permit are not being followed; your permit will be cancelled and you will be issued a summons.

Examples of materials that are against the law to burn

  • ·  Paint
  • ·  Cardboard
  • ·  Tires
  • ·  Household garbage
  • ·  Paper
  • ·  Construction debris
  • ·  Dead animals
  • ·  Demolition debris
  • ·  Metals
  • ·  Petroleum products
  • ·  (diesel fuel, motor oil)
  • ·  Treated wood
  • ·  Plastics
  • ·  Asphalt materials