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Recreational fire

Have safe recreational fires

A recreational fire is an outdoor fire used for cooking, warming or ceremonial purposes. When burning a recreational fire in your yard, use common sense, remember to be considerate of your neighbors and follow the City ordinance. 

Recreational fires may only be conducted between 7 a.m. and midnight and when the wind speed is less than 10 miles per hour. A fire must be extinguished immediately if a City official determines it is creating a fire safety hazard. 

Fires must be located at least 25 feet away from any structures or combustible materials and constantly attended to by a person within sight of the flames.  

Fire extinguishing equipment must be readily available.  

Only use dry, clean wood such as cordwood or Presto logs.  

Burning wood that has leaves or needles, or wood that is rotten, wet, or treated with paint or glue is prohibited
by ordinance. 

Starter fuels may be used, but never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start a fire. 

The fire stack must not exceed three-feet wide by two-feet high.  

For more information, call 952-563-4801.