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Open Burning Ban

Reminder to all citizens of Clear Lake that City Ordinance does not allow for open burning.


Recreational Fire: A recreational fire is used for cooking and cannot be used for the purpose of burning trash. Recreational fires must also comply with the following:

  • Recreational fires cannot be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material unless contained in a barbeque pit. Burning is permissible within twenty-five (25) feet if the pile size is three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet or less in height. Conditions that could cause the fire to spread to within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
  • Buckets, shovels, garden hose or fire extinguisher with a minimum of 4-A rating shall be readily available for use at recreational fires.
  • A person knowledgeable in the use of fire-extinguishing equipment shall constantly attend recreational fires. An attendant shall supervise the fire until it is extinguished.
  • The Fire Chief (or his designee) is authorized to require that recreational fires be immediately discontinued if such fires are determined by the Chief (or his designee) to constitute a hazardous condition or neighborhood nuisance.
       
       
       
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