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Fire Prevention Division

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Have safe recreational fires

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Bloomington Briefing Published August 4, 2021
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Updated on August 4, 2021
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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 City ordinances. 

  • 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. 
  • Use only 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 by two feet. 

For more information, call 952-563-4801.