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Open Burning

Definitions
(per 1997 UFC)

Open burning: is the burning of a bonfire, rubbish fire or other fire in an outdoor location where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit.

Recreational Fire: is the burning of materials other than rubbish where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and with a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or similar purposes.

Burn Permits

To obtain a burm permit, contact the appropriate fire district for your area. Please keep in mind that these are volunteer fire districts and personnel may not be there at all times. If you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

You may also contact the Santa Fe County Fire Prevention Division with any questions or if you are unable to make contact with your local district department at 505-995-6523.

Agua Fria
505-471-3473

Chimayo
505-351-2326

Edgewood
505-281-4697

El Dorado
505-466-1204

Galisteo
505-466-0396

Glorietta Pass
505-757-6800

Hondo
505-982-9999

La Cienega
505-473-1560

La Puebla
505-753-1177

Madrid
505-424-8006

Pojoaque
505-455-2446

Stanley
505-832-2664

Tesuque
505-988-3807

Turquoise Trail
505-474-8282

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