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Grand Island Rural Fire Department Burn Permit Information
Burn Permits are currently Open
General Guidlines to Open Burning

  • The burn will be properly supervised at all times and will have fire control precautions (i.e., water, shovel, etc.) available.

  • The burn will not contain tires, waste petroleum products, contruction waste materials, or other items specified in NDEQ Title 129 Chapter 30.

  • The burn will not occur during current or forecasted windspeeds exceeding 15 mph and during a wind direction where smoke will cross roadways creating hazardous travel conditions.

  • The burn will not occur near combustible other items (i.e., structures, trees, vegetation).

  • The burn will be fully extinguished when completed.

  • 911 will contacted should the burn get out of control.

  • Failure to follow the guidelines listed here and on the burn permit itself could result in the loss of burning priviledges, citations, fines, etc.

NOTE: The GIRFD Fire Chief or his designees reserve the right to open and close the issuing of burn permits without notice.
Burn Permit Contact List
Calls for burn permits outside of the times specified below will not be answered.
Name Availability Phone
Bradly Thuernagle 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 308-991-2739
Charles Hoffman 7:00 - 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 308-384-5296
David Antle After 4:00 PM 308-390-9116
Micheal Gatto 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 308-379-6755
Ron Starman After 4:30 PM 308-383-7524