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Recreational Fire Regulations

Recreational Fires in a Container

  • Containers include a pit, barrel (in good condition), or other non-combustible enclosure intended for recreational fires or cooking.
  • Must be located at least 15 feet from any structure or stored combustible materials.
  • Container Examples:
    • metal fire rings or burn barrels
    • manufactured units for open flame type burning (such as a chimineas and fire pits)
  • Fires size shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.

Recreational Fire Not within a Container or Constructed Enclosure

  • Fire size shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  • Fire must be located at least 25 feet from a structure or stored combustible material.

Requirements for Any Type of Recreational Fire

  • Burn Permits are not required for recreational fires.
  • Prior to burning, call the automated burn line at 843-341-4714 to determine if weather conditions will allow burning.
  • Fire cannot be used for disposal of trash, waste wood, or yard waste including but not limited to pine straw, leaves, and grass.
  • Fire size shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  • Only burn natural vegetation, commercially prepared fireplace logs, and charcoal.
  • Fires must be attended at all times until completely extinguished.
  • A portable fire extinguisher or other extinguishing equipment, such as a garden hose must be readily available.
  • No use of accelerants to start a fire except for charcoal lighter fluid.
  • Fires that illuminate the beach must be extinguished prior to 10 pm from May 1st to October 31st.

Violations of the burn ordinance are punishable by a fine and fees up to $1087.50 and 30 days in jail.

Resources

Burn Information Line

843-341-4714