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:

Below are links to videos in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong on how to have a safe bonfire in Minneapolis:

Bonfires in the City
Here's what you need to know when having a small outdoor fire in Minneapolis.

Hluav taws los yog bonfire hauv nroog (Bonfires in the City, Hmong)
Ntwam no yuav qhia koj txoj cov hluav taws nyob nruam zoo hauv nroog Minneapolis.

Qor-yo gub ka magaalada (Bonfires in the City, Somali)
Waa tanaa waxaad u baahantahey mar ka aad dooney-sid in aad dibada ku shidid dab gudaha miniyaabolis.

Fogatas en la Ciudad (Bonfires in the City, Spanish)
Esto es lo que tienes que saber cuándo hagas una fogata en Minneapolis.

For more information on recreational fires or to register a complaint about a recreational fire, call 311 or email [email protected], 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 Mar 30, 2017



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