Rules Surrounding Bonfires

The summer season for sitting around a casual fire is here – but there are a number of rules and restrictions when it comes to bonfires. Officer Erik Foster says there are specific times that people are allowed to burn. Those times run “Sunday through Thursday from eleven in the morning until eleven at night, then you’ve got to shut her down. Friday through Saturday from eleven until midnight, you get an extra hour on the weekends. But at midnight, you’ve got to shut it down. If we get called, the fire department is going to come out and speak to you about the ordinance, you could be getting a citation if this is a problem.”

Fire pits must also be set away from the home and have a top on them. There is also a rule about fires being a nuisance, and you could be cited if neighbors complain about the smoke coming in through open windows on a nice day.