Burn permits

Chief Gary Peters, Goldman Fire Protection District, announced that burn permits will be issued beginning on September 15, 2005, and will expire on April 14, 2006. Chief Peters lists the following rules and regulations that property owners in the Goldman Fire Protection District, which includes Lake Tishomingo, must adhere to when burning leaves and other materials.

  1. A permit must be signed and dated by the owner or his/her agent.
  2. Permit must indicate address where burning is taking place.
  3. Address must be posted at property entrance in accord with Fire District and State Law.
  4. Permit must be on property where burning is taking place.
  5. Burning must be a minimum of fifth (50) feet from any structure.
  6. Fire must be monitored at all times.
  7. Petroleum products are prohibited from starting fire.
  8. Burning of substances, which emit toxic and/or large amounts of smoke such as roofing materials. Tires, vinyl, plastics, railroad ties, etc., are prohibited.
  9. Burning of household garbage is prohibited. No burn barrels are allowed for this purpose.
  10. An effective method of extinguishments, such as an extinguisher, garden hose, or other water source, shall be on site at all times.
  11. Fire must be completely out by 4:00 p.m.
  12. No burning when wind is greater than 15 miles per hour.

Fire permits can be obtained at the Goldman Fire House, 9001 Old Lemay Ferry Road, any day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Chief Peters reminds us that anyone who does not abide by the above requirements can have the permit revoked without notice. Also, possible fines from the Department of Natural Resources can be levied against anyone caught violating the above rules.

If there are questions regarding the issuance of burn permits, please call the Goldman Fire District office at (636) 789-9841.