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1. The fire must be attended to at all times, with sufficient means on hand to control the burning, until the fire has completely burned out. Burned brush, logs, and other solid materials must be covered with earth or thoroughly saturated with water before the attendant leaves the site.
2. An area sufficient to prevent communication of fire beyond the burning site must be cleared before burning.

3. There will be no burning when wind conditions exceed 15 miles per hour or any other conditions which may exist to cause a hazardous situation.

4. An authorized Fire Department personnel or any Law Enforcement Officer can conduct an on-site inspection and may terminate this permit at any time.

5. When a local ban on burning is put into effect by the Fire Chief, the permit will automatically be voided until such a ban is removed.

6. Open burning will be allowed during daylight hours only, and must be completely extinguished by sunset.

7. Absolutely no burning of garbage is allowed or authorized by this permit.

8. Any fire, which is allowed to get out of control and results in summoning of the Fire Department, can be subject to possible legal action.


Nebraska State Statute 81-520.01
Nebraska City Ordinance number 1835-82

Burn Permits Online 

Nebraska City
Fire Department
1409 Central Avenue
Nebraska CIty NE 68410

 Nebraska City Fire Station 

If you have any questions about open burning in the Nebraska City Fire District, Please call 873-3579.
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