Recreational Fires

Minnesotan’s love the outdoors!  A small recreation fire is one of the many outdoor enjoyments.  When starting a recreation fire please keep safety in mind.  The following are some helpful hints to make sure you and your family stay safe.  

What is a recreation fire?

  • Any fire 3’x3’x3’ or smaller is considered a recreation fire.  If your fire is larger than 3’x3’x3’ you MUST obtain a Burn Permit.   

What Can I burn in my recreational fire?

  • You may burn wood.  Prohibited items include: brush, yard waste, treated or painted lumber, trash, mattresses or rubbish.  

What should I do before I start my recreational fire?

Other Items to note

  • Please be a good neighbor and make sure your enjoyment isn’t causing your neighbor to have a burden or other nuisances from your fire.
  • A Police Officer or Fire Officer may ask you to extinguish a recreation fire if a nuisance or violations exist.