Recreational Fires

Recreational Fires are defined as fires in wood-burning fireplaces, fire rings or open fires used solely for outdoor food preparation.  True recreational fires as defined above do not require a burning permit (except during daytime hours) and are subject to the following conditions:

--Burning shall be allowed daily between 6 PM and 6 AM unless a Burning Ban is in effect

--Recreational fires shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter with a flame height of approximately 3 feet

--Only clean wood or charcoal shall be burned, not trash or leaves

--Recreational fires shall be constantly attended by a person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment.  An attendant shall supervise the fire until it is extinguished

--Fire extinguishing equipment such as bucket, shovels, or garden hoses shall be readily available for use at such fires

--Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material unless contained within a fire pit.  Conditions which would cause a fire to spread to within 25 feet of  structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition

--Fire pits in outdoor locations shall be constructed of concrete or other approved noncombustible material

--Fire pits outside buildings shall not be located within 10 feet of combustible walls or roofs, or other combustible material