Ohio Outdoor Fire Laws:
& What You Need to Know

Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 Regarding Kindled Fires O.R.C. 1503.18 is under the authority of the Ohio Division of Forestry.
This law prohibits outdoor open burning statewide in unincorporated areas during the months of March, April, May, October, and November between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel. During spring, wildfire danger is high before plants have turned green, and in fall, fire danger is high due to abundant dry leaves and dead grass. Warm, windy weather in both seasons also contribute to elevated fire risk. Always be sure to use a proper burn barrel when burning outdoors during legal hours.

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From the Fire Chiefs Desk

Springfield Township Fire Department being established in 1950 has a long history of community involvement.  We are committed to providing the highest quality services to the citizens of Springfield Township and surrounding areas.  We provide emergency services through contractual obligation for the Townships’ of Spencer, Swanton and Harding; also the Village of Holland.
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