Summer Safety

Grilling Tips

Follow the below tips for grilling
  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed away the home or deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Children and pets should be at least three feet away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grates and trays below.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Fire Pits

Owner is responsible should a fire start within a nearby area is association with the fire pit. Open burning (not enclosed in a burn container) is not allowed unless a permit is acquired from the Fire Chief of the West Fargo Fire Department. This permit can only be used for cleanup of natural debris and not intended for recreational purposes. 
To inquire about open burning, please contact the West Fargo Fire Department.

  • Fire pits shall be located no less than 25 feet from buildings and combustible material such as wood, paper, etc.
  • Garbage, paper material, and leaves shall not be burned.
  • Only twigs and small branches are allowed.
  • Fire pits shall be extinguished if there are complaints made about the smoke it is emitting.
  • Wind conditions should be minimal or calm.

Burn Pits

Follow the below for burn pits
  • Burn pits shall be approved for burning and have a spark arrestor provided and be attended at all times.
  • Total fuel area shall be 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height

Open Burn

A person may not engage in the open burning of solid waste, unless the burning is conducted in accordance with rules adopted by the department.