Recreational Fires

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Recreational Fires  (permit not required)

An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, portable outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill/pit or fire pit that has noncombustible material encircling the area and is not greater than 3’ in diameter and 2’ in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.

Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of structures or other combustible materials. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread beyond the fuel area shall be eliminated prior to ignition. A few examples of approved recreational fire areas are shown below:

 


Portable Outdoor Fireplaces (permit not required)

Persons using enclosed commercial devices designed for outdoor burning are not required to have permits as these devices generally have an enclosed body, chimney and legs to keep them off combustible surfaces.  The materials being burned in these devices can vary from charcoal, fire wood to paper products as long as the burning is conducted in a safe manner.  Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and should not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material.  A few examples are shown below:

 Fire Portable Outdoor Fireplaces