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Recreational Fires in a Container

  • Containers include a pit, barrel (in good condition), or other non-combustible enclosure intended for recreational fires or cooking.
  • Must be located at least 15 feet from any structure or stored combustibleored combustible materials)
  • Examples of containers are metal fire rings or burn barrels, manufactured units for open flame type burning (such as a chimineas and fire pits).
  • Fires in a container or constructed enclose shall not be more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.

Recreational Fire Not within a Container or Constructed Enclosure

Recreational fires not contained in a pit, barrel, or other non-combustible enclosure intended for recreation or cooking shall not be more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of any structure or stored combustible material.

Operational Requirements for Any Type of Recreational Fire

  • Burn Permits are not required for recreational fires.
  • Prior to burning, the automated burn line (843-341-4714) shall be called to determine if burning is allowed on that day.
  • A recreational fire shall not include a fire intended for disposal of waste wood, pine straw, leaves, grass or trash.
  • A recreational fire shall not exceed an area greater than three feet in diameter and two feet in height.
  • Recreational fires are restricted to burning natural vegetation, commercially prepared fireplace logs, and charcoal, but shall not include the burning of trash or items of yard waste including but not limited to pine straw, leaves, grass.
  • A competent adult who is capable of controlling the fire, taking emergency action, and calling for assistance is required at the site at all times while the fire is burning.
  • The individual responsible for the recreational fire shall maintain a garden hose connected to a water supply where water is available. If water is not available, then alternate approved fire extinguishing equipment shall be on-hand to control and extinguish the fire.
  • No accelerants can be utilized to start a fire with the exception of charcoal lighter fluid.
  • Fires that illuminate the beach shall be extinguished prior to 10:00 p.m. from May 1st to October 31st.

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