What are the rules for having a backyard fire?

Backyard/recreational fires are allowed when:

  • The base of the fire does not exceed three feet in diameter.
  • Flames do not exceed two feet in height.
  • Fire is contained in a fire ring of noncombustible material.
  • Fire ring is located at least 25 feet from any structure.
  • Water source is in close proximity.
  • Fire is attended until extinguished.
  • Burning only clean, dry wood; not treated lumber, leaves, trash, furniture, etc.
  • Fire should not produce smoke that causes discomfort to or negatively impacts neighboring properties. If there is discomfort or a negative impact, please call 911.

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