City of Newport, MN

Fire Department

Fire Prevention / Safety Tips

Recreational Fires


Night to Unite


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Recreational fires are allowed for the purpose of cooking food and social gatherings; a permit is not necessary.  No leaves, brush, trash, or other debris may be burned.  The following requirements apply to all recreational fires:


  • The maximum size of the fire shall be three feet in diameter by three feet high.
  • Only unpainted and untreated wood, coal, or charcoal shall be burned.
  • No fire shall be located within 25' of a building, structure, or combustible material.
  • No fire shall be located any closer than 10' from any property line.
  • A hose connected to a water supply, fire extinguisher, or other means to fully extinguish the fire shall be provided at all times while the fire is burning. 
  • An adult must be present at all times.