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Outdoor Burning

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This page will give you full details so that you can determine what and if you can burn. However it is always best practice to contact the Pittsburg Fire Department before you burn at 903.856.6392.

In effort to allow citizens an opportunity to burn appropriate materials within the city limits, nationally recommended standards for outdoor burning were adopted by the City of Pittsburg. These nationally recommended standards have been put in place to reduce the potential threat of uncontrolled fires as well as reduce the amount of smoke that settles when burning materials such as leaves.

Daily weather conditions applicable to the Outdoor Burn Ordinance will be available on the City of Pittsburg’s website page. The Outdoor Burn Ordinance is available below for full details and outdoor burn requirements.

The Outdoor Burning Ordinance specifically list items that are always prohibited to burn within the city limits. These items are referenced in the TCEQ Outdoor Burning Rules and are listed in the ordinance below. The ordinance also have specific weather parameters that must be meet before you are allowed to burn outdoors.

Materials, which are allowed to be burned must follow the following parameters set by the Pittsburg City Council and are subject to violation enforcement if are not followed:

  • All burning within the city limits must occur and be completely out (not smoldering) between the hours of 10:00 AM and one hour prior to sunset.
  • All burning within the city limits must occur when the wind is over five (5) miles per hour and less than fifteen (15) miles per hour.
  • All burning within the city limits must occur when the Relative Humidity is above forty (40) percent and less than sixty (65) percent.


2016 Outdoor Burn Ordinance