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City of Lake Wales, Florida Fire Department
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Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning for any reason is prohibited within the city limits unless a permit has been issued by the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal.

Section 10-8 of the City of Lake Wales Code of Ordinances states the following regulations for outdoor burning:

(a) Prohibitions.

  1. No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained without a permit or other proper authorization from the fire chief or his designee.
  2. During construction or demolition of buildings or structures, no waste materials or rubbish shall be disposed of by burning on the premises or in the immediate vicinity without a permit or other proper authorization from the fire chief or his designee.

(b) Required conditions for outdoor burning.

  1. Bonfires and rubbish fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished. Such person shall have a garden hose connected to a water supply or other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use.
  2. The fire chief or his designee may prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

If you have any questions about outdoor burning or wish to apply for a permit, please contact the Lake Wales Fire Department at 678-4203.

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