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Open burning

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alternatives to burning.
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if you can burn.
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a complaint regarding open burning activity.

Open burning is outdoor burning in an unconfined area, container or pile. Wisconsin regulations generally prohibit open burning due to the associated health and environmental impacts. There are some exceptions for certain activities. Use the "Can I burn" tool to answer a set of guided questions and find out whether you can burn. For more information about specific types of burns, see Know before you burn. Any open burning activity must also conform to local ordinances.

flame For all types of allowed burns, including those requiring DNR approval for air protection or waste management, wildfire prevention must also be considered. For burns outside of incorporated cities or villages you will need to use this map to determine if your proposed burn is in a location that requires a burn permit.

Last revised: Monday October 15 2018