Township Fire Department wants to do everything within our
power to help insure that your recreational burning
experience is a safe, happy one for everyone involved.
With that wish
in mind, we want to provide the following tips:
Only well-seasoned wood or
charcoal should be burned
Never leave the open fire
unattended. State of Michigan law requires that all open
fires must be attended at all times.
Always have a water supply and
Use water to extinguish the
fire. Keep adding water and stirring the ashes until no
additional hot spots are found.
Never use soil to extinguish a
fire. Soil alone may not extinguish a fire, but may simply
insulate it and allow it to escape later.
The permit issued to you is for
a specific burning utensil. If the utensil is changed, a
new permit is required. There is no charge for the permit.
A permit is required for any
No yard wastes may be burned.
Township Ordinance 70.9 - Recreational Burning
Cooking fires are not regulated
Annual permit is required -
Fire must be 25 feet from
Flame height maximum 24 inches
Fire base maximum 36 inches in
No brush, leaves or debris
Fire must be extinguished by
Water supply must be nearby
Fire must be attended at all
Extinguishment is required if
wind is over 10 mph
Fire department may require
extinguishment if fire is causing a nuisance to persons
New permit is required for each
a great time!