Recreational Fires

Both the cities of Anoka and Champlin allow residents to have outdoor recreational fires.  Here is an overview of the ordinance:

  • Burning shall be allowed between 9 a.m. and midnight.
  • The fire shall not exceed three feet in diameter and a flame height of approximately two feet.
  • Only clean wood or charcoal may be burned. No burning of trash, leaves, or brush is allowed.
  • Only approved starter fluids may be used to ignite the fire.
  • A person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment must constantly attend the fire, and an attendant must supervise the fire until the fire has been totally extinguished.
  • Fire extinguishing equipment such as buckets, shovels, or garden hoses must be readily available.
  • The fire must not be conducted within 15 feet of any structure or property line, or combustible material.
  • Outdoor burning must be contained in a fireplace/fire ring.

A copy of the ordinance or a highlight sheet is available by calling the fire department at 763-576-2900