Per Deer Park's Municipal Code 50.03, only leaves, branches and sticks are permitted to be burned during 2 periods a year:
Spring burning is permitted April 1st through May 31st
Fall burning is permitted October 15th through November 30th, provided, however, burning shall be prohibited on any October 31 if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
During these times, only leaves, branches and sticks are permitted to be burned only on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Be conscientious of neighbors and don't burn debris that produces a lot of smoke at times when smoke does not rise. If the smoke spreads out near the ground instead of rising, put out the fire and burn another time
Clear at least a 10-foot area around the fire and make sure the area is clear of all burnable material.
Have water and tools on hand to extinguish anything that may escape the burn area.
Never add brush that is green or wet. It will reduce the efficiency of the fire and produce thick smoke.
Never burn on dry, windy days when winds are greater than 15 miles per hour (mph).
Put debris in several small piles instead of 1 large one.
Select a safe place away from overhead power lines, phone lines or other obstructions and where the fire cannot spread into the woods or weedy or brushy areas.
Stay with the fire at all times until it is completely out. Leaving a fire unattended for any length of time is illegal. Watch the extinguished fire spot till at least a half hour afterwards for possible rekindle of flames.
Try to start the fire with natural "kindling" - never with gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid.
Call 911 immediately if a fire gets out of control.