Regulations do prohibit any burning which causes a nuisance or a condition of air pollution or hazard to others and is enforceable by the Fire Department.
The fire must be on your own property or you must be able to demonstrate you have the permission of the property owner.
The fire must be small, manageable, and approachable.
All fires must be constantly attended by a competent person who is 18 years or older, until extinguished.
A garden hose connected to a water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment shall be readily available for use.
Fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materials unless in approved container.
The burning of trash, rubbish, painted or stained wood, and construction debris is prohibited.
Never use wet or unseasoned wood, only use dry, clean wood, charcoal briquettes or fire logs.
Outdoor fireplaces or chimineas should be sited on a flat surface that is non-combustible. They should not be placed directly onto a wood surface.
All manufacturer guidelines should be followed.
Any accelerants such as gasoline, diesel fuel, or Coleman fuel are prohibited from being used to light a fire.
Fires cannot cause a nuisance to any neighbors or persons. If the fire department receives a complaint regarding your fire (smoke, smell, ash or sparks), we will investigate and if deemed necessary, the fire department has the authority to order the fire extinguished.
As a good measure, speak to your neighbors first to avoid any problems.
Environmental conditions such as bad air quality or a day classified as a high fire danger (Red Flag) day may also limit or exclude the use of a recreational fire.
Call the COMM Fire Department with any questions or problems at 508-790-2375.