Nothing beats a warm fire on a cool early summer’s night. The City does allow recreational fires at single-family properties when certain provisions are met. Please follow these guidelines to ensure safety during any recreational fire:
• The fire is contained to a 3 x 3 area; this can be in or on the ground, as long as it is completely surrounded by non-combustible material. These same restrictions apply to free-standing manufactured fire pits, fireplaces, and chimneys.
• The site of the fire must be twenty-five (25) feet from any combustible structure and fifteen (15) feet from the nearest property line.
• The winds must be less than fifteen (15) miles per hour.
• Only clean, dry firewood may be burned and it must be in lengths no longer than three (3) feet.
• A fire extinguishing source (extinguisher, garden hose, sand) must be readily available at the fire site from start to end.
• Adult supervision is required while having a recreational fire.
• All fires are subject to discontinuance by the Fire or Police Department.
• Recreational fires are not intended for disposing of yard debris.
Unsafe fire practices should be reported directly to the dispatch line at 952.322.2323.