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Recreational Burning
Outdoor recreational fires are often a popular event during the summer and fall. It is important to know what kinds of fires are allowed in the city of Burnsville.

No person shall start or allow any open burning on any property in the City, including campfires and recreation fires, without first having obtained an annual open burning permit. (Ord. 794, 6-5-2000) Permit for Recreational Fire

Besides obtaining a burning permit, provisions include:
  • Fires must be at least 25 feet from all buildings or combustible materials.
  • Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
  • Fires must be constantly attended until the fire burns out completely or is extinguished.
  • A charged garden hose or appropriate fire extinguisher should be on site.
  • The only materials permitted in a recreational fire are wood from trees, small branches, brush, or charcoal.
  • Recreational fires must be immediately extinguished if they pose a fire safety risk, if they are not in compliance with the above, or when directed to do so by a police officer, firefighter, fire warden, or DNR officer.

You may obtain further information by contacting the Burnsville Fire Department at 952-895-4570


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