It's that time of year when many of us like to sit outside around a fire. The City has established guidelines.
Recreational Fire Information for the City of Herington
- Fire must be inside an approved fire ring, chiminea, pit, or barrel
- Fire must be at least 10 feet from any building, vehicle, or property line
- Fire must not be under any utility lines
- Some sort of an extinguishing agent must be on hand at fire: fire extinguisher, bucket of water, garden hose, etc.
- A person must be present at the fire at all times, if a person is not attending the fire it must be extinguished.
- The owner of the property can only have a fire on his/her own property.
- A fire is allowed during any hours of the day
- When the owner of the fire is done with the fire, it must be extinguished completely or be held responsible for the actions if the fire is to rekindle.
- If the fire is to burn into another property or city property the owner of the original fire is responsible for all damage cost and repairs.
- Good judgment must be taken into consideration when having a fire. Example- Heavy Winds
- Approved items to burn, fire wood, non treated pine lumber. No other construction materials allowed or leaves/ grass.
- If a fire is called in for excessive smoke, a representative from the City of Herington will see if the fire needs to be extinguished, and will stay until it is.
- For a recreational fire a permit is not required.