Never leave a fire unattended
Always keep a shovel, metal bucket and water source nearby
Make sure you have permission to burn (burn permit)
Keep your fire small and manageable – no larger than three feet high and three feet wide
Do not burn on windy days or during periods of dry weather
Consider composting or recycling yard waste instead of burning
Your fire should be at least 10 feet away from logs, stumps or debris. Remember to make sure no branches are hanging overhead.