Office of Emergency Management

Phase I Outdoor Burn Ban

Outdoor burning permits are temporarily suspended and no outdoor burning is allowed except for cooking fires in contained barbecue units, recreational fires, and ceremonial fires.

A “recreational” fire is defined as follows:

Built in a designated fire pit space
No larger than three feet in diameter
Containing seasoned firewood or charcoal briquettes only
Located in a space well clear of vegetation and at least 25 feet from buildings, fences, or anything that might burn
Attended at all times by an alert adult with immediate access to a shovel and a water source