Spencer Township Fire Department

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Community Information

Open Burn Permit Rules:

Lake Residential ONLY:

Open burning is not permitted in the LR District; provided, however, that the burning of leaves only is permitted in the LR District from April 15 to May 15 and from October 15 to November 15 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Any fire burning leaves during that time must be completely extinguished by 6:00 p.m. and must at all times burn hot, no smoldering fires are permitted. A BURN PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED from the Fire Department for the limited leaf burning permitted by this subparagraph.  

You must be property owner or have permission from them to burn.

You must be a minimum of 18 years old to request one and be in attendance of it.

You can only burn wood, leaves & brush.  NO: boxes, papers, trash, plastic, shingles etc.

You must have a water souce at the base of the fire.

You must have the fire a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or woods and 10 feet inside your property.

You can only burn from 8am to midnight.

Fire must be put out if you leave it.  Even if you only go inside.  No fire can be left unattended.

Fires in a pit that are bigger than 3x3x3; are considered bonfires and must have a permit.

Any fire in a pit that is smaller than 3x3x3 and is being used to cook on or sit around for fun, you do not need a permit.

If you call and leave your information you are liable if you do not follow any of the above rules.  Leave all of the following information, if you do not leave any of it, the burn permit will be void.

 Call 616-984-2200 anytime 

 Information needed:

Address of where you are going to be burning

What you will be burning

What date you are going to start

& For how many days (up to 4 days max.)

We understand that sometimes a tame fire can get out of control,

call 911 right away.

 

Donations: 


If you would like to support our fire department in any way, we take donations of coffee, hot chocolate, or cookies that can frozen.

Items can be drop off items to the Spencer Twp offices at 


14960 Meddler Ave,

Gowen, MI 49326

 Tuesday or Thursday from 830-1230 or 2-5  

Wednesday 830-12


            13033 19 Mile, Gowen Michigan 49319
                   at the Pivilian
All profits will go to the Spencer Township Fire Department. 

Cost
>Children 10 & under - $4.00
>11 & up - $6.00
This event will go until 11 am or until food runs out.
            13033 19 Mile, Gowen Michigan 49319
                   at the Pivilian
All profits will go to the Spencer Township Fire Department. 

Cost
>Children 10 & under - $4.00
>11 & up - $6.00
This event will go until 11 am or until food runs out.
 

Pancake Breakfast September 3rd, at 8 am, at the Lincoln Pines Resort.
            13033 19 Mile, Gowen Michigan 49319
                   at the Pivilian
All profits will go to the Spencer Township Fire Department. 

Cost
>Children 10 & under - $4.00
>11 & up - $6.00
This event will go until 11 am or until food runs out.
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