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Ohio Burn Ban Starts Today Statewide


Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes the burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

Even outside the time and date restrictions, any person conducting a burn must obtain landowner permission, remain with the fire while it is burning, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the fire from escaping.

Contact Ohio Division of Forestry 1-877-247-8733.

Ohio law can be found here: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-1503.18?fbclid=IwAR2-afDmOzEHk3MbP1cm1EGrw5cyIhZr7xLRRFM-_33dEujWGITvEkq9hiE