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Pursuant to Carbondale City Code 10-1-14 it is unlawful to burn or set fire to refuse or any other combustible material within the City of Carbondale with the exception of recreational fires, established in the following guidelines:
• The fire should be in the rear yard, unless none exists, then in a side yard behind the front plane of the house. In no instance should the fire ever be located between the structure and the street.• The fire must be no more than three feet in diameter and two feet in height.• The fire must be at least twenty-five feet from a structure or other combustible material; fifteen feet if in an approved container.• The fire may include contained sticks or logs, however may not include leaves, refuse or building materials.• A method of extinguishment must be readily available; i.e. extinguisher, hose, buckets, etc.• The fire must not be objectionable because of excessive smoke or odor.• The fire must be constantly attended at all times.• The fire department may order extinguishment of open fires that create or add to a hazardous or objectionable situation.
For additional information, please contact the Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.