Jamestown Fire Department Reminds Residents Of Cooking Fires Rules

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JAMESTOWN – As the spring season gets underway, the Jamestown Fire Department is reminding those looking to enjoy recreational cooking fires of the rules set out in the city’s code.

The Department says recreational fires in general are illegal, with the only exception of cooking fires.

The activity, officials say, is allowed as long as the person uses charcoal or untreated wood.

Furthermore, the fire must be in an “approved container” at least 10 feet away from a combustible structure.

Gas fueled outdoor fireplaces are also allowed.

The department says last year they responded to 122 calls for illegal fires, 52 of which were deemed legal cooking fires.

Firefighters say fires intended to dispose of garbage, rubbish or yard waste is also strictly prohibited.


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