The following general requirements shall apply to all recreational fires:

  • The fire shall be attended by a competent, unimpaired adult at all times that smoke is produced from the fire.
  • Equipment to control and extinguish the fire shall be immediately available to the attendant at the site of the fire at all times during burning.  This may include, hand tools, hose lines, and water buckets.
  • A means for summoning the Fire Department shall be available for immediate use by the attendant.
  • Only wood and starter fuels as defined in this section may be burned in a recreational fire.
  • The fire may not be started or continued in situations where prevailing winds or other factors create an unsafe condition or direct smoke toward other nearby residences.
  • The fire shall be located 25 feet from any structure or combustible material unless the fire is in an approved container and is not less than 15 feet from a structure.
  • Recreational fires may be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Recreational fires shall not be allowed, if any of the following conditions exist:

  • A fire hazard exists or develops during the course of the burn.
  • Pollution or nuisance conditions develop during the course of the burn.
  • The fire is left unattended, or the attendant is impaired.
  • The fire is allowed to smolder with no flame visible and is unattended.
  • Any of the conditions of this Section are violated during the course of the burn