Recreational fires are
allowed in the City of Mason City from noon to midnight. Recreational fires must
always be attended. Citizens must have a
fire extinguishment source at hand (water hose, fire extinguisher, shovel,
sand, etc.). Only seasoned and untreated fire wood can be burned for
recreational fires (no construction waste, yard waste or trash). In the event of a call complaining of the
smoke from a recreational fire, a fire officer will be sent out to
investigate. It is within the fire
officer's sole discretion on whether smoke from a recreational fire is a nuisance. If the officer believes it to be a nuisance,
the fire will be extinguished by the Fire Department.
View the Department's brochure for more information regarding recreational and cooking fires. Anyone with questions regarding recreational fires is encouraged to contact the Fire Department by phone or by emailing Fire Marshal, Jamey Medlin.
350 5th St SW
Mason City, IA 50401
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