Recreational Fires and Bonfires

Recreational fires:

These are fires that are not confined within an enclosure (pit, metal ring, fireplace, etc.). These shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions that would cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

(Oregon Fire Code section 307.4.2)

Bonfires:

These are unenclosed recreational fires that exceed 3 feet in diameter x 2 feet in height. These shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions that could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

(Oregon Fire Code section 307.4.1)

NOTE:

A permit from TVF&R is required for bonfires. (Click here to access the Universal Permit Application form.)

Attendance:

Both, recreational fires and bonfires, shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. Not fewer than one (1) portable fire extinguisher complying with Oregon Fire Code section 906, with a minimum 4-A rating, or other approved fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose, or water truck shall be available for immediate utilization. 

(Oregon Fire Code section 307.5)