Fire Pit Regulations

Fire Pit Regulations

Leaves are not allowed to be burned within city limits!  This poses a nuisance (smoke & ash) to your neighbors and is enforceable under the Willmar Municipal Code. Please consider the Brush Site for disposal of leaves!

Fire Pits are allowed in Willmar. Please follow these guidelines to prevent a citiation or accidents:

  • rsz_2fire_pit_regulations_adobestock_1212177Only sticks, twigs and un-sawn materials may be burned in fire pits in the City (no lumber, garbage, leaves, treated wood, etc.)
  • Keep your fire at least 25 feet away from other structures
  • All recreational fires should be constantly attended by a responsible adult until fully extinguished
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose, bucket of water or other extinguishing device nearby
  • Flames should not exceed 2 feet high or 3 feet wide
  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult when near a recreational fire
  • Use paper and matches rather than lighter fluid/gasoline to start your fire
  • Check with your local fire department or DNR office for further guidelines or restrictions
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