Continuously supervised and controlled by a competent person
Must not be a nuisance to the neighborhood or persons in the vicinity
Must prevent sparks & cinders from igniting other combustibles
Must have sufficient water and extinguishing tools on site
Must completely extinguished before leaving!
Tips for burning without getting complaints!
Remember that a "small open fire" is a recreational fire, not a chance for you to burn off your garbage or construction debris or compostable vegetation.
You can ONLY burn natural wood. Not construction waste, not treated lumber, nothing of that sort. What you can burn includes parts of trees and other vegetation that is not compostable, including prunings, branches, trunks & stumps that have been allowed to dry for at least 180 days. NOTHING ELSE IS LEGAL TO BURN. Leaves, plants and weeds are COMPOSTABLE so do not burn them!
Make sure your fire gets plenty of air flow which allows it to burn HOT and QUICKLY. The hotter it burns, the more complete the combustion it is, the less smoke goes into the air and thus the less complaints you will get from neighbors and the fire department. So get a small but hot fire going with your driest wood first. Once its ripping hot you can add to the fire without creating much smoke. Leaf blowers work GREAT to get a fire hot quickly, but BE CAREFUL, don't abuse the power and keep an eye open for flying embers.
Our beautiful terrain offers many people great views, so remember that you are likely being watched at any given moment. The two things that will get you complaints are:
So keep those two things in check and then enjoy your fires!