Fire Department

Remember the following tips when you start your next recreational fire:


  • Recreational fires are allowed to a maximum of 3 feet in diameter at the base. In addition, flames should be no higher than 3 feet.
  • Only natural wood may be burned. Treated or painted wood, plastic, rubber, garbage, leaves and grass are not allowed.
  • Recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
  • Buckets, shovels or garden hoses shall be readily available for use at recreational fires.
  • Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.
  • Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
  • The fire must be extinguished if it becomes a nuisance to others or if not under supervision.
  • A burning ban may be issued by the Department of Natural Resources or other unit of government for as specific area in the state. When a ban is issued, the city reserves the right to suspend all recreational fires.