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CITY OF MINNESOTA LAKE
BI-ANNUAL RECREATIONAL FIRE PERMIT
(This permit is good for two years from the date of application.)
ONLINE BURN PERMIT APPLICATION
(Read "Requirements for Recreational Fires and if you agree to these requirements, complete the Online Application at the bottom of the page.)
Requirements for Recreational FiresONLY type of material to be burned: Wood from trees, small branches, brush, or charcoal.
**2007 Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC) defines Recreational Fires as: fires that are no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth, or similar purposes.
Requirements for Recreational Fires
• Recreational fires must be at least 10 feet from all buildings or combustible materials. Combustible materials are things such as wood, paper, and plastics. [MSFC (07) Section 307.4.2]
• Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
• Recreational fires must be constantly attended until the fire burns out completely or is extinguished.
• A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with MSFC (07) Section 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, or garden hose shall be readily available at all time until the fire is extinguished. Examples of other approved fire extinguishing equipment would be a charged garden house, dirt, pails of water or sand (and a means of applying it) [MSFC (07) Section 307.5].
• The only materials permitted in a recreation fire are wood from trees, small branches, brush, or charcoal.
• Recreational fires must be immediately extinguished if they pose a fire safety risk, if they are not in compliance with the above, or when directed to do so by a police officer, firefighter, fire warden, or DNR officer [MSFC (07) Section 307.3]
• Treated lumber materials, construction debris, garbage, plastic materials, or wasted materials are not allowed to be burned in recreational fires [MN Statute 88.171].
• Recreational fires shall be contained within a fire ring, pit, or a non-combustible material/device designed for such use.
• The prevailing winds at the time of the burn shall not exceed fifteen (15) mph.
This permit is subject to revocation at the discretion of the local law enforcement:
• Any of the conditions of this permit are violated during the course of burning.
• A fire hazard exists or develops during the course of burning.
• A fire alert, warning, or emergency is declared by City Fire Chief, State Fire Marshall, or DNR.
ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OF OILS, RUBBER, PLASTICS, CHEMICALLY TREATED MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, HAZARDOUS WASTE, GARBAGE OR TRASH. YARD/LAWN WASTE AND LEAVES ARE PROHIBITED FROM BEING BURNED IN RECREATIONAL FIRES.
THIS PERMIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE CLEAN UP OF YARD/LAWN WASTE. I, the undersigned, a legal adult of eighteen (18) years of age or older, understand this permit does not release me of any liability for damages that may result from. I agree to comply with all requirements stated above.
*By submitting this permit, the applicant acknowledges that there may be charges for any fire response or the applicant may also be issued an administrative/ticket for violating any of the above requirements.
After you complete the form below, print this page BEFORE you hit the Submit button as it will become your burn permit.