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Posted on: April 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fire Regulations

Burning restrictions are currently in place by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Please see their website for a map of restrictions. There is no citywide ban on recreational fires at this time, but please follow City Code and state regulations. The only materials permitted in a recreational fire are wood from trees, small branches, brush, or charcoal. Treated lumber materials, construction debris, garbage, plastic materials, or waste materials are not allowed to be burned in recreational fires [MN Statute 88.171].

Recreational fires are subject to the following: 

  1. Located no closer than 35 feet from a principal structure, 25 feet from any other structure, and ten feet from a lot line;
  2. Located within a fire pit surrounded by rocks, concrete, or metal;
  3. Not exceed three feet in diameter or three feet in height;
  4. Not be allowed if wind is causing smoke to blow into other homes;
  5. The fire shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult;
  6. A supply of water (such as a garden hose) shall be readily available;
  7. A five foot clear zone around the fire shall be maintained from any combustible material;
  8. Recreational fires are limited to one location per parcel of property.

If you have questions regarding city code fire regulations, please contact our Fire Department at 651-204-6030 or email

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