Recreational Burning

Recreational Fires

  • Permanent fire pits shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.  They shall be contained within proper means.
  • Portable fire pits shall have screens on the sides and a lid on top.  They shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material
  • The fire cannot be more than 3 feet in diameter and must be 2 feet or less in height.
  • All fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
  • A fire extinguisher or other approved means of extinguishment shall be available.  Other means such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck are allowed.
  • Leaves, grass and garbage cannot be burned within city limits.

Be a good neighbor and don’t use a recreational fire on breezy days that will spread smoke through the neighborhood.

Prohibited Open Burning

Open burning shall be prohibited within the city limits unless you have received a burn permit.

The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of the open burning operation.