Standard Operating Procedures
The Wayzata Fire Department encourages citizens to be safe when enjoying outdoor activities this summer. If a recreational fire is part of your plans, please make sure that you are familiar with our Recreational Fires Standard Operating Procedures:
Fires must be a minimum of 25 feet from any combustible material.
Fires must be contained within a 3 foot diameter that is completely surrounded by noncombustible and nonsmoke or odor producing materials.
Fires must be inside a noncombustible fire ring.
Fires must not be more than 36 inches around and 36 inches high.
Fires must be attended at all times by an adult and have a fire extinguisher or hose connected to a water supply readily available for use.
Only clean wood or charcoal may be burned. Burning trash or leaves is not permitted.
Fire users must respect weather conditions, neighbors, burning bans and air quality so that nuisance, health or safety hazards are not created.
Fires are not permitted when the City of Wayzata or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has declared a burning ban, or when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has declared an air quality alert.
Users must contact the Fire Department as to time of the fire by calling 952-404-5337.
The Wayzata Fire Department may prohibit any or all recreational fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.