LRAPA rules exempt recreational fires used in designated recreational
areas, such as parks, recreational campsites, campgrounds and on private
property, except during the winter months between November and February
when the mandatory "Home Wood Heating (HWH)" programs are in effect.
During the HWH season, recreational fires are prohibited on Yellow and
Red HWH advisory days. Residents can obtain the daily HWH advisory on
LRAPA's home page.
LRAPA rules do prohibit certain materials from being burned in
recreational fires. Generally, dry firewood, manufactured presto-type
logs and charcoal briquettes may be burned in recreational fires. Woody
yard trimmings, grass clippings and leaves are not allowed burned, nor
are other prohibited materials as defined by LRAPA rules. The prohibited
materials include but not limited to:
fire districts and city / county ordinances may further restrict
recreational fire use. Residents should contact their local Fire
Departments and local city / county government to find out if
recreational fires are allowed in their areas.