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It is illegal to have open burning in the city limits of Junction City without a burn permit. A permit can be obtained from the Fire Department. For more information contact us at 785-238-6822.
No person, firm, or corporation, shall burn, or cause to be burned, any trash, rubbish, leaves, wood, straw, or other combustible material within the City limits of Junction City, Kansas, except in incinerators approved by the State Board of Health; in fireplaces located within homes when said fireplaces have been constructed according to building codes then applicable; in stoves, furnaces, or lights whose construction and installation meet all legal requirements; in charcoal and gas fired outdoor cooking appliances when the purposes of said burning is food preparation; in controlled burning conducted by or under permit from the Junction City Fire Department where said burning is for fire prevention or retarding purposes; in a recreational fire as defined in the 2006 IFC to have a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. Any recreational fire must be a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from any structure and supervised at all times. Any person, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined no less than $100 or more than $500 or imprisoned for a time not exceeding one month, or both such fine and imprisonment. (CC 1965 Section 7-301; Ordinance Number G-369 Section 1, 3-5-74; Ordinance Number G-1104, Section 1, 1-13-12)
The Junction City Fire Department has personnel available to give fire safety presentations to classes or groups. For more information on this program, contact us at 785-238-6822.
Contact us if you wish to tour either of our stations. To make arrangements call 785-238-6822 for Station I or 785-761-2244 for Station II.
The Kansas State Fire Marshall’s office has developed a program to work with the families of children who start fires or play with matches. For more information on this program, contact Firefighter Nick Nutter at 785-238-6822.
There is no fee for our fire and rescue services. However, the Fire Department does charge for ambulance calls. Charges for emergency medical services depend on care given and supplies used. Part of this cost may be covered by your insurance program. You should check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered for emergency ambulance costs.
For more information about ambulance charges, contact our department at 785-238-6822.
If you see an immediate life-threatening hazard such as a fire, downed power lines, or hazardous chemical spills call 911.
If you have a question about whether something is safe or legal, or if you want to report a fire code violation, contact the Junction City Fire Department at 785-238-6822.