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  • RECREATIONAL  BURNING

    Permissible Recreational Fires

    When not prohibited by other laws, or by other officials having jurisdiction and provided that a nuisance is not created; the following types of open burning are permissible without the necessity of securing a permit:

    R307-202-6 Utah Administrative Code

    1. In devices for the primary purpose of preparing food such as outdoor grills and fireplaces.
    2. Campfires and fires used solely for recreational purposes where such fires are under control of a responsible person 18 years or older.
    3. In indoor fireplaces and residential solid fuel burning devices.

    Guidelines

    • Fire must not be larger than 3 feet in diameter.
    • Burning of any material other than firewood, charcoal briquettes, propane or liquefied propane gas is prohibited.
    • Roy City Fire Department reserves the right to order fire to be extinguished at any time.

    Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 millimeters) of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet (7620 millimeters) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

    Open burning, recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher equipment shall be available for immediate utilization, such as:

    • Dirt
    • Garden hose
    • Sand
    • Water barrel
    • Water truck

    Non-Permissible Burning

    • Burning of waste material prohibited
    • Weeds, grass, bines or other growth may be burned only during permitted season with applicable permits.
    • No burning of accelerants such as gasoline, kerosene, lacquer thinner or other petroleum products are allowed.
    • Burning of paper products of any kind will not be allowed.
    • No burning of any material which may cause severe air pollution.