In recent weeks, the Deptford Fire Department has been responding to calls for unlawful open burns in the rear yards of residences in the township. These unlawful opening burning, well known as “Bon Fires”, can be potentially dangerous if not done correctly. The Municipal Government of Deptford Township passed two Municipal Ordinances covering the open burns. Below there are two links that will take you directly to the specific ordinance. The fire department is asking that you download these documents, read them, and please follow them to the letter, if you intend to have an open burn on your property.
When it comes to operating a back yard open burn, COMMON SENSE must prevail. “If it looks too big….then it probably is!”
If anyone has any questions regarding opening burning in Deptford Township, The Deptford Fire Marshal’s office will take you telephone calls to answer questions and concerns. 856-848-3098 x13.