Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning is regulated on a township or village level. Depending on where you live you will have different ordinances to follow. Outlined below are the ordinances for the Town of Warren and the Village of Roberts.

Village of Roberts

All open recreational fires can be no larger than 3 feet square and require approval by the fire chief and acquire a burning permit from the village clerk. Burn permits are good for a period of 1 year (April 1 to April 1) and are free of charge. Also the following regulations are also in effect.

  1. Grass Fires Regulated
    No person shall kindle any grass fire within the village limits without first securing a written permit from the village clear-treasurer, who shall issue such permit only upon the approval of the fire chief and subject to any conditions for the protection of life and property imposed by the fire chief.
  2. Bon fires Regulated
    No person shall kindle or cause to be kindled any fire in or upon any street, alley, public way,park, or public or private grounds within the village within 25 feet of any building or within any fire lane unless the same is confined within a wire refuse burner or basket or metal enclosure with a wire cover attached to prevent the escape of sparks and burning materials of a type approved by the fire chief.
  3. Commercial, recreational fire containers with a screen and approved by the fire chieef can be used without a burning permit. It must be 10 feet away from any structure.
  4. No open fires permitted in the mobile home park.
  5. There is to be no leaf, brush, or garbage burning in the village.

Town of Warren

All open recreational fires can be no larger than 3 feet square and require approval by the fire chief and acquire a burning permit from the village clerk. Burn permits are good for a period of 1 year (April 1 to April 1) and are free of charge. Also the following regulations are also in effect.

 

  1. Before setting any fire, a burning permit shall be obtained from a person or persons designated by the Town Board except when the ground is covered with snow and except for warming the person or cooking food.
  2. No permit will be required to burn rubbish in a barrel, trash can, or other enclosed burner if a heavy wire screen or cover is used to prevent burning material or embers from blowing out.

 

Burning Bans - In the event that a burning ban is put into effect, all issued fire permits are void until the ban is lifted. A person may only burn for the purpose of warming the person or cooking food. It will also be posted in three public places and published in the Central St. Croix News along with the Fire Department's website. The three public places include Roberts-Warren Fire Hall, The Roberts village Hall Public Notices Board, and the Warren Town Hall. A burn ban means the following:

 

  1. No outside burning of brush, leaves, or grass is allowed.
  2. No burning of trash or rubish is allowed, even if such is contained in an otherwise approved barrel, trash can, or similar container.

 

For more information or to have a permit issued, contact the Village of Roberts at 749-3126. The applicant must have a DNR permit if required by the state.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2008 00:00