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Use Caution with Backyard Fires
Recreational fireWhen spring finally arrives, friends and families will begin to flock to the outdoors to enjoy a variety
of activities, including the popular pastime of backyard bonfires. The Burnsville Fire Department
would like to remind residents of the City’s rules related to barbeque pits, outdoor wood burning
appliances and other recreational fires.
  • An annual Recreational Fire Permit is required prior to burning. Permits are free, and can be accessed at
  • Even with a permit, fires cannot be burned during windy or very dry conditions or when a temporary burning ban is in place. Residents should call the Recreational Burning Hotline at 952-895-4666 before starting a fire.
  • Fires must be at least 25 feet from all buildings or combustible materials.
  • Conditions or materials that could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure must be removed.
  • 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 if directed to do so by a police officer, firefighter, fire warden or Department of Natural Resources officer.

Take Action in Your Community

You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a CPR class, learn first aid, enroll in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, join the Mobile Volunteer Network and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?

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BJ Jungmann
BJ Jungmann,
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