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    Recreational Burning

    Recreational Fires & Open Flame Cooking; grills, fire pits, chimineas, camp fires, portable outdoor fireplaces etc.  

    Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
    307.4.2 Recreational fires.
    Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

    307.4.3 Portable outdoor fireplaces.
    Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet (3048 mm) of a structure or combustible material.

    Exception: Portable outdoor fireplaces used at one- and two-family dwellings.
     
    308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices.
    Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.

    Exceptions:

    1. One- and two-family dwellings.
    2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
    3. LP-gas cooking devices having LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 21/2 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity].