Elbert County and Simla Volunteer Fire District are in Stage 1 Moderate Burn Restrictions at this time.
Contact Us FIRST to obtain Open Burning Authorization before doing any open burning not allowed under this restriction.
By contacting us first! you help us to focus our resources in service to the many needs of our rural community with the crew and equipment we have available.
Stage 1 Moderate Burn Restrictions – And what they mean
- Open burning of any kind.
- Burning plastics, tires, chemically treated wood products and other man-made materials
- Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, fire pits or other gas or liquid fueled appliances.
- Outdoor welding or hot work
- Residential use of charcoal grills, smokers, Tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
- Portable fire pits and chimineas must have a lid or screen and all openings must be less than 14 inch.
- Small recreational fires contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet. Recreational pit dimensions shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in depth.
- Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves with an approved chimney spark arrestor.
- The sale and use of fireworks in compliance with State and Local regulations.
- Use of Educational Rockets.
- Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
- Recreational shooting and target practice.
Acts Allowed With A Permit From Your Local Fire Department:
- Open burning per local fire department regulations.
- Professional firework displays.
- Tethered Sky Lanterns