Affton Fire Protection Services serves the residents of Grantwood Village, Marlborough, Lakeshire, Wilbur Park, Village of Mackenzie, parts of Crestwood and unincorporated St. Louis County.

 


 

 

 

Open Burning

Open burning of tree leaves or residential brush or any other type of vegetation is limited to the period beginning September 16 and ending April 14 of each year.

  • Painted, creosoted, wolmanized or otherwise treated wood must NOT be used to fuel the fire.

  • Open burning CANNOT be used as disposal of household waste/refuse disposal.

  • Burning must not exceed a base area of four (4) feet by four (4) feet.

  • Burning may take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. only.

  • There must be a means of fire extinguishment on site and readily available.

  • Open burning must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • The fire must be fully extinguished before leaving.

  • Open burning that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited.

  • The location of burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure.

If smoke, ash or particulate matter from an open burn remains visible beyond the property line of origin, or found on surfaces beyond the property line of origin, this may be a violation of the Missouri Air Pollution Control Rule, 10CSR 10-6.170 - Restriction of Particulate Matter to the Ambient Air Beyond the Premises of Origin.  Such an occurrence could result in issuance of a Notice of Violation from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  Any violation of the Missouri Air Pollution Control Rules could also result in a fine from the State of Missouri.

 

 

 

 

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