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.