RECREATIONAL FIRES IN A FIRE PIT OR ON THE GROUND:
A. A fire pit should generally be at least four inches (4″) in depth and shall be surrounded on the outside, above ground, by noncombustible materials such as stone, steel, brick, or masonry. Recreational fires in a fire pit or on the ground do not require a permit.
B. The fire pit cannot exceed three feet (3′) in diameter, nor may the fire pile exceed two feet (2′) in height. A fire on the ground should be contained with rocks or noncombustible screening to contain the fuel within a dedicated space. Recreational fires in a fire pit or on the ground shall be at least twenty five feet (25′) from any structure or combustible material. A fire should not be started in a fire pit or on the ground when very dry conditions due to exceptionally dry weather are present. In addition, conditions (such as dry grass or other combustible material) which could cause a fire to spread within twenty five feet (25′) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition. The fire size shall not be greater than three feet (3′) in diameter and two feet (2′) in height. Fuel used for recreational fires shall be dry firewood or charcoal only. The fire shall be attended at all times. A portable fire extinguisher of at least a 4-A rating or other approved on site fire extinguishing equipment such as dirt, sand, or a garden hose shall be readily available. Recreational fires may be extinguished by the fire department if the fire is deemed a health or safety hazard. (Ord. 2012-26, 12-11-2012)
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