Recreational Fires

People Sitting Around a BonfirePlease remember the following rules under New Brighton City Code and MN State Fire Code:

  • Fires may only be set in a fireplace, pit, or fire ring designed for wood fires for recreation or food preparation purposes
  • The size of the fire shall not exceed three feet in any direction (3 feet wide, 3 feet tall)
  • A garden hose and water supply or other adequate fire extinguishing equipment must be available
  • A competent adult must be in constant attendance until the fire is extinguished
  • No fire can be set or allowed to continue burning during winds in excess of 10 miles per hour
  • Only clean wood may be used as a fuel and no accelerants may be used
  • No burning of leaves, grass, trash, treated lumber materials, construction debris, plastic materials, etc
  • Must be at least 25 feet from a building or combustible material