Recreational Burning Guidelines

Recreational Burning Guidelines
Posted on 09/04/2019
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. 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.