Butler County
Fire District # 3

911 N. Rose Hill Rd.
PO Box 383
Rose Hill, KS 67133

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Controlled Burn Authorization

Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning in the unincorporated portions of Butler County Fire District # 3 requires authorization before the burning is to take place. To receive authorization for any type of outdoor burning you must call Butler County Communications at 316-320-1294 Option 0.

Outdoor burning in the city limits of Rose Hill requires a burn permit, which may be obtained at Butler County Fire District # 3, Station # 1, 911 N. Rose Hill Rd., Rose Hill, Kansas between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. Monday - Friday.

If weather conditions are favorable, you will receive authorization for your burn. You must also follow the guidelines below while conducting an outdoor burn.


General Guidelines For Outdoor Burning

The following guidelines were established by K.A.R. 28-19-47(e) and are to be followed when conducting any outdoor burning operation within Butler County, Kansas.

1. Burning is not otherwise prohibited by any local jurisdiction of authority.

2. Burning of materials that produce heavy smoke, such as oils, tires, and tarpaper is prohibited.

3. Burning shall take place only during daylight hours and shall not be started until at least one hour after sunrise however, burning to create firebreaks is permitted during early morning hours to take advantage of calm wind conditions.

4. Burning is prohibited during foggy days or cloudy days with a ceiling of less than 2000 feet.

5. Burning is restricted to periods when surface wind speed is more than 5 miles per hour and not greater than 15 miles per hour, and from a direction which will not carry smoke over any occupied dwelling or public roadways or over any airports within two miles of the burning site.

6. Burning within 1000 feet of a roadway shall take place only after appropriate notification to the highway patrol, sheriff's office, or other appropriate authorities, in order to avoid potential traffic safety hazards.

7. The area to be burned is at least 1000 feet from any occupied dwelling and at least one mile from any airport.

8. The burning operation is supervised until the fire is extinguished.

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