Rules for Outdoor Fireplaces
The definition of an Outdoor Fireplace refers to a single opening moveable
outdoor fireplace with a wire mesh and a cover. Chiminea: design with a stack or chimney
to draft air into a fire and smoke to be drawn out the top of the stack.
Before purchasing a chiminea or outdoor fireplace, there are many factors to consider. Keep in mind that you are buying a “fire place” and the safety for your
family, property, and possibly your neighbors will depend on it.
Residents are to keep the following in mind when purchasing and burning in a fireplace:
- No open fires (torches) or fire pits are allowed.
- Fireplaces must be attended to at ALL TIMES.
- Fires in a fireplace must be put out when no one is near the fireplace
to attend to it.
- Be aware that it may tip over by accident, by an animal running/brushing
into it, or a child, etc. thus creating a fire situation.
- Fireplaces will burn the grass underneath it. Patio bricks may be placed
under and around by filling out an alteration/restoration form at
the Housing Office. They must be removed upon termination of quarters
and the ground restored to its original grassy condition.
- Fireplace should be a safe distance away from any structure (15 feet) to avoid sparks flying and destroying anything in its path. Keep in mind
sparks go upward as well as outward!
- A water hose should be nearby in the case of any mishap.