The beautiful autumn weather often means a backyard fire. Roseville allows backyard fires for recreation purposes – cooking or family/friend gathering – but reminds residents to keep it safe.
Some people try to burn leaves, twigs or small branches in the backyard fire pit. 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:
Trash, debris, grass, tree trimmings or similar materials may not be burned in the fire
Log on to www.cityofroseville.com/firerules or call 651-792-7342 for additional 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.