It's important to be sure that what you want to burn in your yard is legal before you light that match. Even when a burn ban is not in effect, illegal residential burning can earn a hefty fine. Here's what you need to know.


The Airport Sorgho Fire Department posted a reminder on social media today. "If you have less than one acre of land, and are burning anything other than leaves, you MUST obtain a burn permit. Also, until April 30th, 2020 it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of woodlands and brush lands between 6AM and 6PM."

Airport Sorgho Fire Department

You can view the KRS and county ordinance below. If you have any questions, or need to obtain a free burning permit,  contact the Daviess County Fire Department at 270-685-8440.

Airport Sorgho Fire Department
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