Recreational Fires


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
T: 641.421.3640
Jamey Medlin
Fire Marshal

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