Recreational Fires During Burn Ban

The statewide burn ban remains in effect.  Recreational fires are permitted on private property; however, they must comply with all of the following conditions.

Recreational fires must: 

  • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;
  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
  • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire- garden hose.
  • Please note – the use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques would continue to be allowed under the ban