The Backyard Bonfire | News
From the AdaView:
It's the time of year were many residents want to have a small Bonfire in the backyard. The Township Open Burning Ordinance refers to this type of fire as a Recreational Fire and they are allowed without a burning permit, but there are a few rules:
- The pile of sticks and other material used as fuel must be 3 feet or less in diameter, and not more than 2 feet in height.
- The fire must be at least 25 feet from any structure.
- Dead grass, leaves, or other debris that can burn must be cleared from around the fire.
- The fire must be constantly attended.
- A means of extinguishment such as a hose, dirt and a shovel, or a fire extinguisher must be present.
If you are using a Portable Outdoor Fireplace, it cannot be on a deck, and must be 15 feet from a structure. With any type of outdoor burning, if the smoke is offensive or objectionable to your neighbors, the fire must be put out. The Township Open Burning Ordinance is available on the Township web site, www.adatownshipmi.com, or contact the Fire Department with any questions, 676-2376.