CLIO AREA FIRE AUTHORITY

Please Call 810-686-5432 before you BURN!

OPEN BURNING IN THE CLIO AREA FIRE DISTRICT

 

In Vienna Township Please call the Burn Line before you light any fires at 810-686-5432

 

Burn Permits are required for these areas

In Clio City Offices 810-686-9271

or

 Thetford Township Office

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

810-686-5200

Here are a few tips that Residents  should be aware of before any burning.

* You must obtain a burn permit from Clio City Offices or Thetford Township Offices in which you live. In Vienna TWP. you must still call in before you burn,

*Trees and brush are the only items that residents are allowed to burn.

* Clear an area around where you are going to burn so the fire does not spread.

* Do not burn when it is windy, Wind can blow sparks and start fires a great distance away from the original fire.

* Do not burn if officials have declared a burning ban due to dry conditions.

* An adult must attend the fire at all times. Do not leave the fire until it has been totally extinguished and do not

allow children to play around the fire.

* Keep a garden hose or a bucket of water available to contain the fire.

* Campfires and open cooking fires are allowed but must be monitored, kept to an acceptable size, and attended

to at all times. Campfires should be in a container designed for that purpose or a fire pit that will contain the fire.

* Cooking fires in a gas or charcoal grill and campfires in a metal container made specifically for this purpose does not

require a burn permit.

UNDER MICHIGAN LAW, RESIDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BURN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

* LEAVES OR GRASS CLIPPINGS

* BUILDINGS (house, barn, shed, garage)

* CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE

* RUBBISH OR TRASH

* FURNITURE

* PLASTICS / RUBBER

* TIRES

* COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL WASTE

 

ANY LAND CLEARING THAT REQUIRES A BURNING DURATION GREATER THAN 12 HOURS SHOULD BE INSPECTED AND

APPROVED BY THE FIRE CHIEF OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO BURNING.

 

TIRES ARE NOT TO BE USED TO START LARGE BRUSH OR TREE FIRES.

 

Violation of Michigan Law, city or township ordinance, or negligence on the part of the property owner, will

result in the owner being charged for the Fire Department responding to an incident.

 

CLIO AREA FIRE AUTHORITY

COST RECOVERY

 

* You must obtain a burn permit from Clio City Offices or Thetford Township Offices in which you live. In Vienna TWP. you must still call in before you burn, This phone number is 810-686-5432

 

 

                                           Fee Schedule:

                                                   *  A calculated fee for personnel, trucks, equipment, supplies, contracted services

                                                   *  Minimum fee: $500 for 1 Station, $750 for 2 Station.

                                                   *  Additional cost of contractors and / or equipment required to abate the incident would be billed as appropriate.

 

                                            ASSESSABLE INCIDENTS:

 

                                                  *  Violation of law - Federal, State, Local laws or local ordinances

                                                  *  Illegal Fire - whichever is greater of the fee schedule or flat fee

                                                          *  Arson fire of any kind

 

                                                          *  No Burn Permit

                                                          *  Burning of any material other than brush/trees

                                                          *  Fires set in violation of a no-burning ban or order

                                                  *  Non-residents (people, companies, or corporations that do not live or operate a business within the fire district

                                                  *  All instances of Alarm System malfunction or activation resulting from but no limited to: improper installation,

                                                      equipment failure, intentional or otherwise which results in a determination that there was no actual need for

                                                      emergency assistance.

                                                  *  Assist EMS

                                                  *  Legally set fires that get out of control

                                                  *  Standby with scene lights for Police (invoice to person causing situation)

                                                  *  False Alarms - International or otherwise which results in a determination that there was no actual need for

                                                      emergency assistance

                                                            * Neighborhood disputes - Make a police report and invoice person calling the alarm

                                                  *  Bomb Threats

                                                  *  Hazardous Material cleanup

 

 

                                           No Fee charged for:

                                            Mutual Aid to another Fire Department

                                            A property owner burning legally with a permit and the incident is called in by another party.

                                            Where no private property is involved (municipal properties and rights of way)

                                            Trees down in the Road Right of Way

                                            Weather Alert - Standby for Tornado spotting

                                             "No incident found" situations

                                             Gasoline Spill at gas station when person spilling the gasoline has left the scene

                                             Rekindle of earlier fire

                                             Good Intent

                                                     *  Steam called in as smoke by a party other than the property owner (vehicle, clothes dryer, etc)

 

                                                                                                      

                                                                                    CLIO AREA FIRE AUTHORITY

                                                                    COST RECOVERY