Outdoor Fires

Please the Municpal Code in Sec. 6-31. Outdoor Fires and an informational sheet for having an outdoor fire.

(1) Recreational fires are defined as open outdoor fires used solely for the purpose of personal enjoymentand/or food preparation.

(2) Recreational fires shall not be located closer than 30 feet to other flammable and combustible objects suchas wood fences, open fields, standing brush, dried grass, structures, patios/decks, outbuildings, and similarimprovements or hazards.

(3) Recreational fires shall consist of only dry, clean wood and not be ignited by the use of flammable andcombustible liquids. Materials for recreational fires may not include rubbish, garbage, trash, any materialmade of or coated with rubber, plastic, leather, or petroleum based materials and may not containflammable or combustible liquids.

(4) Smoke complaints as a result of a recreational fire shall be grounds for extinguishment.

(5) Recreational fires shall be in a fire pit or other nonflammable containment, and may not be any larger than36 inches in diameter.

(6) The fire and rescue department may prohibit any or all recreational and other fires when atmosphericconditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

(7) On such occasions when the fire chief or his designee, or deputy chief for fire prevention executive of theMarshfield Fire and Rescue Department declares a dry season and establishes special regulations on the useof any form of fire or smoking materials, the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department shall have theauthority to assist in the enforcement of such regulations.

(8) No charcoal burners or gas grills shall be kindled or maintained on combustible balconies or within ten feetof combustible patios on ground floors. This shall not apply to one and two-family dwellings.(9) Every commercial incinerator and commercial barbecue fireplace shall be equipped and maintained with aspark arrestor and shall be maintained in good working order and repair at all times.