This information is only intended to provide homeowners with general guidelines concerning emergency fuel storage at residential locations. Please consult your local officials for definitive answers to any questions you might have after you review the following recommendations.
The guidelines are based on the 2015 edition International Fire Code which has been adopted into State and City Code.
Learn about concerns from the Syracuse Fire Department relate to residential storage of fuel.
Diesel, kerosene, and lamp oil are considered combustible liquids. Residential storage of these materials is limited to 60 gallons.
Flammable liquids include gasoline and Coleman white gas. Residential storage of these liquids should be limited to 30 gallons.
Flammable liquefied petroleum gases such as propane and butane require more complex solution than flammable and combustible liquids. Learn about how to safely store these materials at your residence.