A PARTIAL FIRE BAN is in effect for the Summer Village of South View year round.
WHEN A FULL FIRE BAN IS IN EFFECT
A FULL FIRE BAN means no fire of any kind, whether they require a permit or not, may be ignited within the Summer Village of South View and any existing fires must be extinguished immediately. Please be vigilant concerning this.
When a Full Fire Ban is NOT in effect, the Summer Village of South View keeps a partial fire ban on year-round to control the way fires are maintained and to protect the Summer Village and the residents. Always check the fire ban signs at the entrances to the Summer Village.
WHEN A PARTIAL FIRE BAN IS IN EFFECT
A PARTIAL FIRE BAN means all fires must be confined within a non-combustible structure, container or barrel with openings covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than twelve (12) millimeters and which is used for the purpose of cooking or burning refuse.
Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended. Soak It. Stir It. Soak It Again. Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir. Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam.
Within the corporate limits of the Summer Village of South View, fire pits must:
a) Be at least 3.0 m. (10.0 ft.) from buildings, property lines
and anything else that could catch fire.
b) Be less than 1.0 m. (3.0 ft.) wide.
c) Be less than 0.6 m. (2.0 ft.) high.
d) Have enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete or
e) Have a mesh screen on top to stop sparks (spark-arrestor)
with openings smaller than 1.25 cm. (0.5 in.).
FIRE BAN INFORMATION