OUTDOOR COOKING

Use of grills, smokers, barbecue pits, fish cookers and other outdoor cooking appliances is approved. All use should be in accordance with manufacture instructions.

OUTDOOR FIRES­­
Use of portable fireplaces, chimineas, fire rings and other small fires (less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height) are permitted for warming and recreation.

LOCATIONS

  • Portable fireplaces and cooking appliances must be at least 15 feet away from buildings and combustible materials in all commercial and multi-family residential locations.

NEVER PERMITTED

  • Burning of yard waste including leaves, grass, brush or plant growth. The trash service will collect residential yard waste
  • Fires or outdoor cooking on balconies or porches of apartments
  • Fires within 15 feet of a structure or combustible materials at commercial or multi-family residential locations

BURN BANS

  • During periods of persistent dry conditions (most often in later summer) a ban on outdoor burning may be instituted. Outdoor burning bans do not generally apply to outdoor cooking contained within grills, barbecue pits and smokers.

This form should be used as a guide for fires in residential areas.
Please contact Carthage Fire Department for more information or clarification of the outdoor burning rules and ordinance.