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Every time the rules and regulations contained in this document are violated; tax dollars are unwisely spent, and prompt emergency services compromised.
The following guidelines are for your reference, safety, and convenience.
Any known violations of these regulations shall be enforced, and may be prosecuted as misdemeanors, punishable by fines up to $500.00
East Moline City Code
(A) Permit Required: No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on or in any public street, alley or other public place in the City, without having first secured a permit from the Fire Chief.
(B) Location Restricted: No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land unless:
1. The location is not less than fifty feet (50') from any structure and adequate provision is made to prevent fire from spreading to within fifty feet (50') of any structure or building.
2. The fire is contained in any approved waste burner with closed top, located safely not less than fifteen feet (15') from any structure.
3. Such fires are attended.
(C) Chief May Prohibit: The Chief of the Fire Department may prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
(D) Kindling Of Fire On Land Of Others: No person shall kindle a fire upon the land of another without permission of the owner thereof or his agent. (M.C. 1962, sec. 28.013)
6-3-5: BURNING OF LEAVES OR REFUSE:
(A) It shall be lawful to burn dry leaves in the City of East Moline on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, between the hours of eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. through five o'clock (5:00) P.M.
(B) Burning of leaves shall not be conducted within twenty five feet (25') of any structure or other combustible material.
(C) A garden hose or a bucket of water shall be readily available for use at the burning site.
(D) Burning of leaves shall be constantly attended by a competent person until the fire is completely extinguished.
(E) No person shall kindle, maintain or cause to be kindled or maintained, any fire on City right-of-way, street, avenue, alley, drainage ditch, easement or park.
(F) The Fire Chief or his agent may prohibit burning of leaves when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
(G) Burning of rubbish or trash is strictly prohibited in the City of East Moline. Rubbish shall include paper products, garbage, or waste material from construction, demolition, or renovation of buildings.
(H) Any person, business or municipality may burn landscape, or conduct open burning, only upon obtaining, after application, a permit, as required, from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and in accordance with the International Fire Code 2000 Edition, and upon issuance of a permit, as required, by the appropriate City Code Enforcement Official. The Lawful burning of leaves, in accordance with the provisions of this Section, shall not be prohibited b this paragraph.
To apply for a permit, please contact:
Illinois EPA, Bureau of Air / Permits
P.O. Box 19506
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9506
(I) Permits are not required for small fires kindled in or upon the ground, or in a barbecue pit, exterior fireplace or cookout device. (Ord. 91-30, 10-7-1991)
6-3-6: COMBUSTIBLE REFUSE:
It shall be unlawful to permit or store any combustible refuse in such a way as to create a fire hazard or to store or throw any refuse of any kind in an alley, street or public way in the City. (M.C. 1962, sec. 28.012)
International Fire Code, 2000 ed.
603.8 General. Commercial, industrial and residential type incinerators and chimneys shall be constructed in accordance with the International Building Code, the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code.
603.8.1: Residential Incinerators: Residential incinerators shall be of an approved type.
603.8.2: Spark Arrestor: Incinerators shall be equipped with an effective means for arresting sparks.
603.8.3: Restrictions: Where the code official determines that burning in incinerators located within 500 feet of mountainous, brush or grass-covered areas will create an undue fire hazard because of atmospheric conditions, such burning shall be prohibited.
603.8.4: Time of Burning: Burning shall take place only during approved hours.
603.8.5 Discontinuance: The code official is authorized to require incinerator use to be discontinued immediately if the code official determines that the smoke emissions are offensive to the occupants of surrounding property or if the use of the incinerator is determined by the code official to constitute a hazardous condition.
307 Open Burning
307.1 General: A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorize to be kindled or maintain any open burning unless conducted and approved in accordance with this section.
307.3 Location: The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure.
307.3.1 Bonfires. Bonfires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material unless contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread to within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
307.3.2 Recreational Fires. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material unless contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread to within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
307.4 Attendance. Open Burning, Bonfires or Recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 4-A or other approved fire extinguishing equipment such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.
307.2 Permit Required: A permit shall be obtained from the code official in accordance with Section 105.6 prior to kindling a fire for recognized silvicultural or range or management practices, prevention or control of disease or pest, or a bonfire. Applications for such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled.
307.2.1 Authorization: Where required by state or local law or regulations, open burning shall only be permitted with prior approval from the state or local air and water quality management authority, provided that all conditions specified in the authorization are followed.
307.2.2 Prohibited Open Burning. The Chief is authorized to order extinguishment of any open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.
307.5 Open-Flame Cooking Devices: Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies.
For More Information Please Contact:
East Moline Fire Department
Bureau of Fire Prevention
1523 – Morton Drive
East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 752-1502 / (309) 752-1505
City of East Moline
Maintenance Services Dept.
1200 – 13th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244
Serving the Citizens of
East Moline since 1910