OPEN BURNING WITHIN THE CITY OF HASTINGS
And the BIRCH Fire Area
A permit is required for all opening burning within the City of Hastings and the BIRCH fire area.
This includes burning of unwanted material such as trees, brush, leaves, grass and other debris.
This permit can be obtained by calling the Hastings Fire Department at 269-945-5384.
There is no charge for these permits. These permits will be verbally issued over the phone.
All burning of the above mentioned material must be out by 9:00 pm and
properly supervised and attended so as not to endanger any surrounding buildings or other properties.
There is to be no burning on any street within the City.
No burning of paper products, building demolition materials, automobile bodies, tires, plastic or other highly flammable,
toxic or explosive materials or furniture of any kind is allowed with the City of Hastings. Any burning that creates a nuisance
or hazard to health will not be allowed. If the Hastings Fire Department responds to such incidents mentioned above
and the person or persons do not have a permit or they are burning illegal products they will be billed for the response.
Please be aware that there is a minimum charge of $350.00 for the department to respond to these types of incidents.
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