Recreational fires are allowed by the City of Cottage Grove when the following provisions are followed:
Must be located at least 15 feet away from any combustible structure and at least 10 feet from any property line, unless a different location is approved by the fire chief.
Must be contained in a fire pit or enclosure that is constructed from brick, masonry, metal, or other noncombustible material.
Must be no more that 3 feet in diameter.
Flame height must not exceed 3 feet.
No trash, leaves, stumps, treated, painted varnished, or otherwise coated lumber may be burned.
An adult must be in attendance.
Fire-extinguishing equipment, such as a charged water hose or fire extinguisher, must be readily available at all times.
Not permitted when winds exceed 15 miles per hour
Not permitted when the fire chief had issued a no fire order.
Fires must be extinguished to the point of cold before being left unattended.
The fire chief may order any recreational fire to be immediately extinguished if the fire poses a nuisance to surrounding residences.
A nuisance is deemed to exist if the fire generates flying embers that pose a hazard to property or generates smoke or odors that unreasonably interfere with the use or enjoyment of neighboring properties.
Note: State-issued burning restrictions/bans may impact this policy.