Keep law in mind when burning leaves

Nov. 7, 2011

As leaves pile, city of Brookfield officials remind residents to follow city code related to burning.

Fire Chief Charlie Myers asks people to keep the following in mind:

The burning of garbage, flammable liquids and other materials that may produce a noxious odor or health hazard is prohibited.

Open areas of standing grass, woods, brush, ditches and roadways cannot be burned.

No burning is allowed between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m., and fires must be completely extinguished by 7 p.m.

No open burning is allowed when the wind exceeds 15 mph.

Burning is permitted only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Fires must be less than five feet in diameter and two feet in height. Fires must be at least 25 feet from the front lot line, 15 feet from the side lot line and 10 feet from the rear lot line.

Fires must be supervised at all times, and a garden hose or fire extinguisher must be handy at all times.

To view all the city codes related to burning, visit


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