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Open Burning

Attached to Policy FIN-INS-16

Scope

All campuses.

Standards

Outdoor Fires are not allowed on University property without permission of the campus office providing fire control and adherence to the guidelines and procedures set forth below.

Procedures

Note: This is the minimum set of procedures that must be followed. These are subject to change without advance notice and may be affected by current environmental conditions at the time of request. Anyone applying for a permit will be provided with a current fact sheet and guidelines.

  1. Common sense approaches to creating open fires must be used.
  2. Persons requesting permission for open burning shall submit the proper form (see Forms) or contact their campus’ responsible office (see Additional Contacts) at least 10 working days before the event.
  3. Fires shall not be located within 50 feet of a structure.
  4. Accelerants such as gasoline, diesel fuel, or kerosene shall not be used to kindle a fire.
  5. Charcoal lighter fluid may be used on wood before the fire is lit. It may not be sprayed on flames.
  6. Only wood provided by or approved by the appropriate campus department may be used for a fire.
  7. Running, dancing and horseplay shall not be allowed within 10 feet of an open fire.
  8. Fires shall not be left unattended.
  9. Fire watchers may be required.
  10. Fire extinguishers located with fire watchers may be required.
  11. All fires will be completely extinguished and cold before the fire watch ends.
  12. Any office of authority may order the extinguishment of any fire on Indiana University campus deemed to be unsafe.
  13. Participants shall obey the lawful orders of a responding fire department.

Note: Individual campuses may have additional procedures and guidelines that may be more restrictive. Anyone applying for a permit will be provided with a current fact sheet and guidelines.

Specific offices with jurisdiction

All campuses
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Dean of Students

IUB
INLOCC issues the permits at IUB.

Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Campus Division
Residential Programming Services

All other campuses: You will be contacted by one of the offices listed.

IUPUI
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Campus Facility Services

IUE
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Facilities Services

IUK
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Facilities Services

IUN
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Environmental Health & Safety

IUSB
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
Environmental Health & Safety
Facilities Services

IUS
Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims
University Police

Definitions

Outdoor Fire: Any type of open flame outdoors, including campfires, bonfires, and fire pits of any kind. This does not include charcoal or propane grills or smokers, and does not include approved maintenance procedures.

Additional Sources

IDEM open burning brochure

IDEM open burning brochure — Clark & Floyd Counties

IDEM open burning brochure — Lake & Porter Counties

Indiana's Administrative Code for Open Burning Regulations 326 IAC 4-1

Indiana Code for Open Burning IC 13-17-9

Sanctions

A non–permitted fire may be extinguished by authorities. Those responsible for the fire are subject to discipline through the appropriate university offices.

History

This was established as a policy on October 27, 2011.

Last reviewed: 11-1-2015 and combined into omnibus policy FIN-INS-16.