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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Recreation Fires

Recreation Fire

Short-term exposure to fine particles in the air can aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and may also increase the risk of respiratory infection. Scientists have also linked short-term exposures to heart attacks and abnormal heartbeats,” according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. American Lung Association’ states” it is important to note that closing windows will not prevent wood smoke from affecting neighbors with respiratory conditions. 


  • Not more than 3 feet in diameter
  • 3 feet or less in height
  • 25 feet from any structure
  • Near a garden hose or bucket of water
  • Supervised at all times
  • Burned only from 10 am to 11 pm

Recreational Fires Are Prohibited

  • For the use of burning trash or yard waste
  • If winds are over 15 miles per hour
  • If conditions are very dry

Items That Are Legal to Burn

  • Charcoal
  • Clean dry wood

Violating these rules is a misdemeanor and you may be issued a citation.


In the event of an emergency, call 911. If you feel there is a concern with a recreational fire in your neighborhood, please call the Non-Emergency Maplewood Police/Fire at 651-767-0640.

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact Chief Steve Lukin (651) 249-2802.


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