Having a backyard fire this spring? Follow the law and be a good neighbor

With the warmer weather, some of us are spending more time outside and enjoying outdoor fires. Following these Minneapolis laws will help keep our neighborhoods safe and livable:

Illegal open burning or recreational fires could result in fines that start at $200.

Be a good neighbor

These simple suggestions could help neighbors be considerate of each other when having a fire:

For more information on recreational fires or to register a complaint about a recreational fire, call 311 or email Minneapolis311@minneapolismn.gov, or to register a complaint about a recreational fire outside 311 hours, call 911. The Fire and Police departments are authorized to extinguish a fire immediately if it is hazardous.

For the Minneapolis law on recreational fires, visit the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Chapter 178 at www.minneapolismn.gov/government/ord/index.htm.

 

 

Published Apr 19, 2017

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