Burn Piles

Be prepared for burn week! Here is the information for Teton county:

OPEN BURN INFORMATION

(Only for those outside of Town of Jackson) Open Burn is pile > 3’ wide x 2’ tall (recreational fire)

To report your Open Burn, please contact Jackson Hole Fire/EMS at 733-4732. Open burns are allowed in the Town of Jackson only when the Mayor proclaims Burn Week, usually once in the spring and once in the fall. Open burns in the County are generally allowed throughout the year, unless fire restrictions are placed into effect. Be prepared to give the physical address of your burn, your name and a telephone at which you can be reached during your burn.

Open Burn Policies are as follows:

  • MUST CALL DEQ – LANDER (307) 332-6755)  IF YOUR PILE IS OVER 1000 CUBIC FEET IN SIZE (10x10x10) AND/OR PILE IS LESS THAN 500 FEET TO A NEIGHBORING RESIDENCE, WORKPLACE OR OTHER PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CONGREGATE.
  • MUST CALL DISPATCH AT 733-2331 OR 733-4052 EACH DAY YOU PLAN TO BURN.
  • Morning hours are the best time to conduct open burns as winds increase during the afternoon hours.  If wind is blowing, DO NOT BURN.  Fires must be extinguished if wind increasesto >10mph.  You do not want your fireto burn others’ property.
  • MUST have a responsible person in-attendance at all times of burning.  If possible, provide Dispatch with a cell phone contact number for attendee.
  • MUST have a method to extinguish the fire at the burn site;  garden hose connected to a water supply, large fire extinguisher or multiple extinguishers,equipment to move dirt or sand, or snow.
  • Waste matter shall not be burned,which could cause or create a dense smoke or odor, such as old hay, straw,manure, insulation, household trash, plastic, etc.  ONLY CLEAN WOOD, BRANCHES AND LEAVESCAN BE BURNED.   No treated lumber, stained wood or painted wood or any type of treated or manufactured product.  Fire department will order fires to be completely extinguished if complaints are called in or fires contain non-allowed materials.
  • All open burning MUST be done in daylight hours to prevent multiple phone calls coming into Dispatch reporting fires.

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