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Open Burning

Open Burning

       Open burning is defined as "the burning of any matter in such a manner that products of combustion resulting from the burning are emitted directly into the ambient (outside) air without passing through an adequate stack, duct or chimney."  Generally, anytime you light a fire outdoors, you are open burning. Kansas City, Kansas does allow for limited types of both residential and commercial burning. Click on the following links for additional information:  

Residential Burning
Alternatives to Residential Burning
Commercial Burning

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Air Quality Hours Bruce S. Andersen Phone Numbers
Health Department 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Director P: (913) 573-6700
619 Ann Avenue Monday - Friday Email   F: (913) 573-5634
Kansas City, KS      
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