Be considerate and follow the law when having recreational fires

It’s getting to be the time of year when many Minneapolis residents enjoy a small outdoor recreational fire. Residents who like to have a fire in their yards should keep these City ordinances in mind to keep Minneapolis safe and livable:

Illegal burning can result in a $200 fine.

To report an illegal or unsafe fire, call 911.

Visit the City's website for more information from the Minneapolis Fire Department and to view the law on recreational fires.

Be a good neighbor

When you’re planning to have a recreational fire, these simple suggestions could help make sure you’re being a considerate neighbor:

The Fire and Police departments are authorized to extinguish the fire immediately if it is hazardous or unsafe. For more information on recreational fires or to register a complaint about a recreational fire, contact 311.

For more information on Minneapolis air quality, visit the City's website.

Last updated Apr 16, 2014

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