Open burning, such as comfort fires and campfires of any kind, will be banned on Indianapolis Motor Speedway property from July 25-30 during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard due to a significant fire hazard created by persistently dry environmental conditions and the absence of significant rainfall.
Fireworks and grilling devices that use a source of ignition other than gas also are not permitted. Specific ignition sources prohibited during this period:
- Comfort fires or camp fires on the ground or in elevated devices
- Charcoal or any non-gas grills of any kind
- Fireworks of any kind
Gas grills are permitted in camping and tailgating areas during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard but are required to be operated at a minimum of 18 inches off the ground, with 36 inches off the ground as the preferred height for the safest usage.
The Town of Speedway also started a burn ban June 28. The Speedway Fire Department will assist in patrols and education of customers during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard event concerning the Town of Speedway burn ban as well as the burn ban initiated by IMS to ensure a safe environment for all customers attending the event.
IMS asks all customers camping on or around Speedway property to be careful concerning the potential threat of ignition to dry areas of grass that could be caused by common sources of heat and fire that are permitted, such as cigarettes, recreational vehicle generator exhaust, vehicle engine heat, fluids from hot vehicle engines and gas grills.
If a fire occurs, please call 911 immediately to contact local authorities.