Decatur - The City of Decatur wants to remind residents to be cautious with recreational fires and other items that generate heat due to the continuing drought conditions in Central Illinois.
Fuel for recreational fires shall consist only of seasoned, dry firewood. Recreational fires shall be attended at all times and a method of extinguishing fires should always be available. This guideline applies to outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimneys, among other items.
The use of outdoor cooking equipment such as gas grills, charcoal grills and smoker grills is allowed. Special caution shall be taken when disposing of charcoal briquettes, smoking material, or any other heat-producing item. Charcoal briquettes and smoking material shall be discarded in approved, metal containers.