- Fire Department
- Burning Information
Open Burning & Burn Permits
An operational (burn) permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be adhered to. A burn permit may be obtained by calling (405)354-2133. After a site check is completed, we will offer you a burn permit good for 1 day. For multiple days of burning, multiple permits must be issued. Please view the documents below for more information on burning.
Prohibited Open Burning
Open burning that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited.
Approved Open Burning
Bonfires shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure and require a Burn Permit from the City of Yukon Fire Department.
Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure and do not require a burn permit.
Recreational fires can only be fueled by natural wood or fire logs. Absolutely no burning during a burn ban.
Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure and do not require a burn permit.
Portable outdoor fireplaces can only be fueled by natural wood or fire logs. Absolutely no burning during a burn ban.
Burn piles must comply with location distances, wind speeds and have an extinguishing source present. A City of Yukon Fire Department Burn Permit must be obtained before any burning is allowed.
Air curtain Incinerators (ACI) must have properly sized pit with debris contained inside pit at all times, with no signs of smoke showing during burning operation. A City of Yukon Fire Department Burn Permit must be obtained before any burning is allowed. ACIs operate by forcefully projecting a curtain of air across an open pit with the primary objective of reducing the particulate matter or smoke from entering the environment.
ACIs are a requirement of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Act to provide air quality for open burning operations.