Campfires and/or bonfires are not defined by state statute or regulation. The burning of wood in a campfire, bonfire, chiminea or other similar devices is prohibited if the burning is conducted so that it creates a nuisance for neighbors or it is in violation of any restrictions imposed on such burning by your local municipality.
The Town of Litchfield has no restrictions on burning of wood in a campfire, bonfire, chiminea or other similar devices.
Burn only non-processed clean wood. No wood pallets, construction debris, painted wood, stained/treated wood, or garbage can be burned in a campfire/bonfire, fire pit, chiminea or other similar device.
Non-processed wood is considered to be any untreated, natural wood up to and including rough cut lumber. Processed wood is considered to be any wood that has been milled and/or planed and includes recycled wood, glued wood, treated wood, pallets, crates, and/or wood scraps from these types of materials.
When burning wood in a campfire/bonfire or in one of the above-mentioned devices, the utmost caution must be exercised to prevent injury to yourself or others and to prevent damage to property.Before leaving your campfire, bonfire, chiminea or other similar device make sure all embers/coals have been extinguished and wetted
We recommend checking the fire danger before having the camp fire at: Forest Fire Danger Level