The beautiful autumn weather often means a backyard fire. Roseville allows backyard fires for recreation purposes only – cooking or a family/friend gathering. Unfortunately, some people try to burn leaves, twigs or small branches.
In Roseville, open burning is prohibited, and state statute prohibits burning yard waste or trash in your fire pit or barbecue.
Leaves, twigs and paper can become airborne and spread a fire. Treated or painted wood, wood products and building waste cannot be burned in a recreational fire. These can add pollutants to the air.
If you are planning a cookout or campfire in your backyard, please follow the recreational fire rules:
- Allow a minimum distance of 25 feet from the fire to a structure or property line.
- Do not place anything combustible within three feet of the fire.
- Fires may not be larger than three feet in diameter.
- Fires may not last for more than four hours.
- Charcoal and logs are the only permitted fuels.
- Fires may be used for cooking, social or recreational purposes only.
- Do not dispose of trash, debris, grass, tree trimmings or similar materials in the fire.
- Have a responsible adult attend to the fire.
Log on to www.cityofroseville.com/firerules
or call 651-792-7342 for recreational fire guidelines.
Fires not complying with the above are in violation of state statute and local ordinance. In Roseville, call 651-484-1267 if you have concerns about someone burning something illegally. If a fire gets out of hand, call 9-1-1 before attempting to douse the flames.