Due to the severe storm that hit East Peoria on August 10, open burning of downed limbs and brush will be allowed for one week from Wednesday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 19.
Open burning of dry leaves, brush and landscape waste is allowed in East Peoria only during designated periods, once each in the spring and fall. Other brush burning times may be announced when warranted, such as after a severe storm.
Open Burning Periods
Spring open burning: April 1 through 30
Fall open burning: October 15 through November 30
Open Burning Rules
Only dry leaves, brush and landscape waste may be burned. Burning of any other items is prohibited.
Burning may occur only during daylight hours on non-windy days.
Per the fire chief, a burning ban will be in effect when there are sustained winds or gusts of 10 miles per hour or more. Residents are encouraged to listen to the weather forecast for predicted wind speeds.
The material being burned must be in small piles.
The burn must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
The fire must be completely extinguished when finished.
A water source must be nearby.
Residents are asked to check with their neighbors prior to burning brush in case they have health problems which might be affected by smoke, so that an appropriate time to burn can be arranged.
For more information, call 309-698-4700 and ask for the assistant fire chief on duty.
Burning of brush at any time other than open burning season requires a burn permit. These are issued for construction purposes. Burn permit applications must be approved by a member of the Fire Department command staff at: Central Fire Station 201 W Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611