Recreational Fires

Permission is granted by authority of Springfield Fire Code, Section 307. Permission will be revoked if the restrictions below are not followed.

Recreational Fire Rules

  • A Recreational Fire is an outdoor fire where the fuel is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill, or barbeque pit. It is used for pleasure, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.
  • There must be a means of extinguishing the fire present at all times.
  • A fire will NOT be allowed if the winds are 15 MPH or greater.
  • Total fuel size is limited to a maximum of 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. The fuel may consist of ONLY dry, seasoned firewood.
  • The fire shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materials.
  • The fire may be ignited by using only a small quantity of paper.
  • The fire shall not burn for longer than 4 hours and must be extinguished by midnight of the day it was started.
  • A fire will not be allowed if it creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation (if the smoke or odor emissions is staying low to the ground and is offensive).

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