1503.01  GENERAL PROHIBITION.
   (a)   The following open fires in accordance with the Ohio EPA are allowed in the City of Willoughby Hills:
 
TYPE OF FIRE
RESTRICTIONS
Recreation, Barbeques, Campfires, Cookouts
Wood stack no larger than 2 ft. high x 3 ft. wide.  Use clean, seasoned firewood or equivalent.
Agricultural Waste
 
 
A permit shall be obtained from the Office of the Fire Chief, prior to notification of the Lake County Health District (LCHD)
Agricultural wastes and plant matter such as tree trimmings, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and material from crop or livestock production.  This includes fence posts and scrap lumber, but not buildings. 
Fire must be more than 1,000 feet from neighbor’s inhabited building. 
 
Must notify Lake County Health District (LCHD) in advance.
LAND-CLEARING WASTE
NOT PERMITTED IN CITY LIMITS
RESIDENTIAL WASTE
NOT PERMITTED IN CITY LIMITS
 
 
TYPE OF FIRE
RESTRICTIONS
 
Ceremonial Fires, Bon Fires, Large Cooking Fires, (i.e. pig roast, etc.)
A permit shall be obtained from the Office of the Fire Chief, prior to notification of the Lake County Health District (LCHD).
Wood stack no larger than 5 ft. high x 5 ft. wide.  Use clean, seasoned firewood or equivalent.
Must notify Lake County Health District (LCHD) in advance.
Occupational Fires: Welding Torches, Heating Tar, Heating for Warmth of Outdoor Workers and Strikers
For “occupational fires” use clean seasoned firewood contained in a 55-gallon drum.
Firefighter Training, Explosive Material Disposal
      
A permit shall be obtained from the Office of the Fire Chief, prior to notification of the Lake County Health District (LCHD).
With prior written permission from Lake County Health District (LCHD).  This may take two (2) weeks.
Horticultural, Silvicultural, Range or Wildlife Management Practices
A permit shall be obtained from the Office of the Fire Chief, prior to notification of the Lake County Health District (LCHD).
With prior written permission from Lake County Health District (LCHD).  This may take two (2) weeks.
Disease or Pest Control
A permit shall be obtained from the Office of the Fire Chief, prior to notification of the Lake County Health District (LCHD).
Local Health Department, the Ohio Department of Agriculture or the U.S. Department of Agriculture verifies to Ohio EPA that open burning is the only appropriate control method and must notify Lake County Health District (LCHD) in advance.
“Silviculture” is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values of the many landowners, societies and cultures over the parts of the globe that are covered by dry land.
NOTE:    Section 1503.02 allows the Fire Department to order any fire to be extinguished.
 
   (b)   The following materials may not be burned in the Municipality at any time.  These are:
      (1)   Materials containing rubber, grease, and asphalt or made from petroleum, such as tires, cars and auto parts, plastics, or plastic-coated wire;
      (2)   Garbage – any wastes created in the process of handling, preparing, cooking, or consumption of food
   (c)   Open burning is not allowed during times when air pollution warnings, alerts or emergencies are in effect.
 
   (d)   Fires may not obscure visibility for roadways or airfields.
(Ord. 2008-75.  Passed 10-9-08.)