Locate your burn pile well away from fences, trees, brush, structures, or property lines
Have a garden hose and shovel ready, attend to your burn pile at all times
Only burn yard debris! Things like household waste, construction materials, and plastics are never allowed.
Soak your burn pile when you are done, stir the wet debris up until steam no longer comes from them, and soak them again.
Agricultural Debris Burning
In order to be considered agricultural burning, the fire must be conducted to remove the debris from a for profit agricultural operation. Just because you live in a rural area, doesn't automatically allow you to burn during agricultural burn season. This type of burning is allowed outside of high fire danger times, but typically January 1 to June 15, and October 1 to December 31 (these dates are subject to change based on fire danger conditions).
Small fires for cooking, warming, or recreation are allowed all year. These must remain small, be attended at all times, located away from where they will spread, and be put completely out when done. Only clean and dry wood or charcoal is allowed to burn in these types of fires, no garbage or household waste may be burned at any time.