Anyone needing to burn landscape waste from the tornado must obtain a free burn permit from the East Peoria Fire Department,
Rules from the city’s open burning ordinance apply during this extra burning period.
Only dry material should be burned in order to produce as little smoke as possible. Burning may occur only during daylight hours on non-windy days and in small piles. The burn must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult and be completely extinguished when finished. A water source must be nearby.
Building and construction materials cannot be burned.
Residents are asked to check with their neighbors prior to burning brush in case they have health problems which might be affected by smoke, so that an appropriate time to burn can be arranged.
A complete copy of the city’s open burning ordinance is available online at www.cityofeastpeoria.com, and also at