Recreational Fire Reminders
Beautiful weather is finally here, which means more people outside, time for yard clean up... and backyard fires.
Remember to be mindful of your neighbors when enjoying your recreational fire. Recreational fires are a common complaint for the Coon Rapids Fire Department. Too often, people aren’t respecting the rules.
A bonfire is not a recreational fire. Burning leaves, yard brush, old furniture or garbage is not allowed. Not only are these types of fires against City Code, they also subject neighbors to the smell, soot and worry that your fire could get out of control.
What You Need to Know
Recreational fires are allowed without a permit.
Recreational fires cannot exceed three feet in diameter or approximately three feet in height.
Only clean, dry wood can be used.
Fire extinguishing supplies such as a hose, shovel and bucket must be ready at all times.
Fires must be 25 feet from any structure.
A responsible adult must be present at all times.
Burning is allowed from 8 a.m. to midnight any day of the week, with a maximum burn of 6 hours.