Follow the law and be a good neighbor when having a backyard fire

To keep Minneapolis safe and comfortable, remember these laws when having a small backyard fire:

Any illegal burning can result in a $200 fine.

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.

To learn more about recreational fires, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/fire and click on “recreational fires Q&A.” You can also check out Minneapolis sustainability indicator on air quality at www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/indicators/sustainability_air-quality.

Published Apr 15, 2014