As of July 13th, 2018, a burn ban is in effect due to the dry temperatures. All land clearing and yard debris burning is discontinued at this time, recreational fires in your backyard are allowed with the following conditions:
- Must only contain seasoned firewood or charcoal
- Must be contained in an enclosure no larger than 3’ X 3’ across, and must be a minimum 16” high, made of cement blocks, stones, or steel.
- Beach fires (where allowed) can be dug into an 8” deep pit, surrounded by 4” high enclosure of rocks.
- Fires must be 25’ from structures, timber, and combustible materials.
- A charged garden hose or (2) 5-gallon buckets full of water to be next to the fire.
- A shovel or rake capable of stirring and extinguishing the fire to be on-site.
- Recreational fires are allowed after dark, if attended by someone 16 years or older at all times.
- Fires must be attended until out cold.
- No burning when winds exceed 7 MPH.
Violations of these burn restrictions can result in a minimum $250.00 fine. In addition, if you have a fire that escapes or needs to be extinguished by the fire department, you may be held financially responsible for fire suppression costs, as well as be criminally charged.