A recreational fire is an outdoor fire where materials other than rubbish are being burned and it is not contained in a permanent fixture (incinerator, outdoor fireplace, BBQ grill). The 2009 International Fire Code 302 defines these fires as being intended for cooking, warmth, religious, ceremonial or other special purposes. They must not have a total
fuel area greater than 3 feet in diameter and must be less than 2 feet in height.
This type of fire must be at least 25 feet away from a structure or combustible materials and must
not at any point move any closer to the structure than the stated 25 foot distance.
Outdoor fires in a permanent fixture (such as BBQs and gas - fueled fire pits) must be at least 10 feet away
from a structure or combustible materials. Portable, manufactured outdoor fireplaces must be at least 15 feet
away from a structure or combustible materials except for 1 - and 2 family dwellings.
Learn all the details on outdoor burning in Colorado Springs at https://springsgov.com/Files/Outdoor%20Burning2.pdf