What happens if the fire department is called out to my open burning?

In Instances of permissible open burning, you must always burn responsibly. If the fire department determines that your fire is an unacceptable nuisance or safety hazard, you may be required to extinguish the fire or the fire department will extinguish it for you. If, on the other hand, the fire department was called due to concerns from the public and your fire is within the guidelines of open burning policies, you may be allowed to continue to burn.

For additional information about the City of Jonesboro’s open burning policies, or to ask other fire department related questions, please feel free to contact us.

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1. What should I do when an emergency vehicle approaches?
2. Does the Jonesboro Fire Department issue burn permits?
3. Can I burn trash on my property? Can I burn my trash in a burn barrel?
4. I need to clear some land for new construction and / or site improvement. Is it permissible to burn the trees and brush on the property being cleared?
5. Can I burn leaves in my yard?
6. What happens if the fire department is called out to my open burning?
7. I have farm land inside the city limits of Jonesboro. Is it permissible to do agricultural burning?
8. My group would like to have a bon fire at an outdoor gathering. Is that ok?
9. Does Jonesboro’s burn ordinance affect outdoor cooking?
10. I have an old building I plan to Demolish. Can I burn the rubbish materials?
11. I am interested in becoming a firefighter... how, when, where can I apply?