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Recreational Fires
Safety Guidelines
Many residents enjoy backyard campfires. For your safety and that of your neighbors, the following guidelines have been established and must be followed:
  • The fire pit may be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet.
  • A fire pit may be located no closer than 25 feet from any structure.
  • Noxious or irritating smoke is not permitted. Fires must be extinguished immediately if this occurs.
  • Rubbish may not be burned. Rubbish includes, but is not limited to:
    • hazardous material
    • household garbage
    • leaves and vegetation
  • Recreational fires must be attended 100% of the time. Be sure to extinguish fires completely.
  • Be aware of burning bans.

Information Sheet

Burning permits for fires other than campfires must be applied for through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. For more information on burning permits, please go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's website.