NO OPEN BURNING is permitted in Concord Township.
RECREATIONAL FIRES such as cooking and camp fires are permitted as long as they are in an approved container or cleared area. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause fire spread such as leaves and dry or dead vegetation shall be eliminated prior to ignition. The size of any recreational fire shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
All recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel or garden hose shall be available for immediate utilization.
Any open burning or recreational fire that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke or order emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous is prohibited.
The Concord Township Fire Department is authorized to order the extinguishment by the property owner, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation, per Ohio Fire Code 307.3.
OFC 307.4.3 Portable Outdoor Fireplaces: Shall be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15′ of a structure or combustible material. Not permissible on a combustible balcony of a multi-family unit.
OFC 308 Gas Fired Open-Flam Cooking Devices: Must be at least 10 feet from structure when in a multi-family dwelling; no storage of gas cylinders in multi-family dwellings; no grills allowed on decks or balconies of multi-family dwellings