Announcements‎ > ‎

Marion County Burn/Fireworks Ban

posted Jul 4, 2012, 11:47 AM by Arden Assoc



Pursuant to Indiana Fire Code 307.1.1 a prohibition on all open burning at any time by any person in any place in the fire special service district in Marion County and such other territories where the Indianapolis Fire Department provides fire protection services as provided by law is hereby in effect.    

A significant fire hazard remains in all areas subject to this order due to persistently dry environmental conditions and the absence of significant rainfall in the weather forecast.  The risk of fire constitutes a hazardous condition requiring heightened vigilance and caution.

            This order prohibiting open burning is in effect for all Cities, Towns and Townships in the fire special service district of Marion County, as defined by Section 111-3 of the Revised Code of the Consolidated City and County, and such other territory where the Indianapolis Fire Department provides fire protection services as provided by law.  This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any open burning, comfort fires, camp fires, agricultural burning or similar legal fires.  This prohibition does not apply to outdoor grilling or fireworks, although extreme caution should be used in such situations.

            This order remains in effect indefinitely and until such time as the Indianapolis Fire Department determines that weather and environmental conditions have sufficiently mitigated present hazardous conditions and the significant threat to persons and property.  All persons who violate this order are subject to fines imposed by the Indianapolis Fire Department and potential civil and/or criminal penalties.

            So ordered this 27th day of June, 2012.


Brian L. Sanford, Chief

Indianapolis Fire Department