Recreational Fires

Recreational fires are allowed in single-family residences in the city when the following provisions are followed:
  • Only clean, dry firewood is being burned.
  • Recreational fires are not for disposal of leaves, brush, yard debris, green wood with leaves or needles, painted or treated wood.
  • A fire extinguishing source (extinguisher, garden hose, sand) must be readily available at the fire site from start to end.
  • The fire is contained to a 3’ x 3’ area; this can be in or on the ground, as long as it is surrounded by non-combustible material. These same restrictions apply to free-standing manufactured fire pits, fireplaces, and chimineas.
  • The site of the fire must be at least twenty-five (25) feet from any combustible structure; house, garage, shed, deck fence, and fifteen (15) feet from property lines.
  • The winds must be less than fifteen (15) miles per hour.
  • Recreational fires shall not be left unattended, and an adult is to supervise the fire until it is extinguished.
  • All fires are subject to discontinuance by the Fire or Police Department. Smoke complaints from a fire shall be cause for immediate extinguishment.
Rec Fire