BURN INFO

Fire / Burn information for inside the city limits of Fountain

 

TYPE OF FIRE / BURN

NORMAL CONDITIONS

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Prescribed burning / Burn permits

YES – Permit required

NO – red flag days

Not Allowed

Agricultural burns / Bon Fires

YES – permit required

NO – red flag days

Not Allowed

Fireworks, sale or use

ONLY allowed May 31 – July 6

Class C fireworks only, must be 16 years of age, No flying fireworks / no explosives

Not allowed

Model Rockets

YES – permit required

Not Allowed

Outdoor cooking – private property / campgrounds, parks, public property

YES – in gas grills, charcoal grills, fire pits

YES – in gas grills and charcoal grills

Outdoor recreational fires on private property - home fire pits

Store bought fire pits do not require a permit. Property owners that have a handmade fire pit must have a permit. Permits are free at the fire department.

YES - In permanently constructed or store bought fire pits, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves in outdoor areas cleared of all combustibles, using dry untreated wood and or charcoal. On own private property only.

YES - In permanently constructed or store bought fire pits, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves in outdoor areas cleared of all combustibles, using dry untreated wood and or charcoal. On own private property only.

Outdoor recreational fires at campgrounds, parks, public property

Allowed in permanently constructed fire grates, store bought fire pits and charcoal grills

Allowed in permanently constructed fire grates, store bought fire pits and charcoal grills

Blasting / Welding / Torches

Yes – permit required

Allowed with caution – permit required

 

 All fires must be attended by a person over the age of 18. All fires must be attended and fully extinguished prior to the last person leaving.

 

For questions call the Fountain fire department fire prevention division at 719-393-6890.