Recreational Burning Guidelines

Recreational Burning Guidelines
Posted on 09/07/2018
The wonderfully crisp fall air makes it a great time for recreational fires. But before you enjoy the warmth by the fire pit, take a minute to review New Hope’s rules and guidelines:

• All recreational fires must be kept a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or combustible materials. New in 2018: Portable outdoor fireplaces are to be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and may be operated at least 15 feet away of a structure or combustible materials.
• Recreational fires may not be used for the disposal of yard waste, construction materials or common household trash. Only aged and dry firewood may be used to fuel recreational fires.
• All recreational fires must be in an approved outdoor fireplace or pit, which is at grade or below, and no more than three feet in diameter.
• Recreational fires are not allowed if winds exceed seven miles per hour.
• Property owners or designated adults must constantly attend to recreational fires until completely extinguished. A garden hose or other adequate means of extinguishment
must be available within 15 feet of the fire for emergency purposes.
• When prohibited by action of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, recreational fires are not permitted.
• All recreational fires must be extinguished no later than 11:00 p.m.
• Property owners are liable for damages that may result from having a recreational fire.
• At the discretion of the fire official, any recreational fire not adhering to the above regulations and/or posing a dangerous condition shall be considered a public nuisance and must be extinguished immediately.