Can I have a fire on my property?

Pursuant to Carbondale City Code, it is unlawful to burn refuse, landscape waste or any other combustible material within the City of Carbondale with the exception of recreational fires, established in the following guidelines:

•The fire is intended for pleasure, religious ceremony, cooking or warmth.
•The fire should be in the rear yard, unless none exist, 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 25 feet from a structure or other combustible material; 15 if in an approved container.
•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.

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1. How do I apply for a job with the Fire Department?
2. Where can I get information about emergency preparedness?
3. What if I can’t afford a smoke detector?
4. Where should I install smoke detectors in my home?
5. Is a Carbon monoxide (CO) detector required in my home
6. Can I have a fire on my property?
7. Why do fire trucks respond to traffic crashes?
8. Does the fire department refill fire extinguishers?
9. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
10. Does the Fire Department provide car seat installation?
11. Who can I contact if a hydrant is leaking and there is no signage?
12. How do I dispose of old smoke and CO detectors?
13. How do I dispose of old fire extinguishers?
14. How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?