Open Burning is permitted under certain conditions within the town of Danville, as permitted by Indiana State Law. The Danville Fire Department STRONGLY recommends that if burning takes place to use EXTREME CAUTION. The State provides guidelines on open burning that the Danville Fire Department follows.


If you are not sure whether you can or should burn please feel free to Contact Us either through our contact us page or call (317) 745-3014 and speak with the on duty officer and they can answer your questions.

Firework Safety

Always purchase fireworks from a licensed dealer

Indiana fireworks law provisions:

  • Fireworks may be used only on the user’s property; or on the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks; or at a special discharge location.
  • Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older and children may possess or use any kind of firework only when an adult is present.
  • Penalties for violating the fireworks law can range from a Class A misdemeanor up to a Class C felony in the case of the reckless or intentional use of fireworks that results in a person’s death.
  • On Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve, fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to midnight. Any other day of the year fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Local laws may further affect fireworks use.

The IDHS Fire & Building Safety Division recommends Hoosiers check the fireworks they purchase to ensure they contain the following information:

  • Class “C”
  • Consumer Fireworks
  • 1.4 g
  • Indiana Code 22-11-14

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