While grilling on your deck or patio may be convenient, it can also be a fire hazard. Patio materials and siding can melt or burn causing damage to your home. The fire department always urges caution when placing or operating a grill near your home. City code has the following standards for where grills and open fires can be located. :
City Code Chapter 10, Section 10.40, Uniform Fire Code
Standards for Fires or Barbecues on Balconies or Patios:
For any structure containing three or more dwelling units that have a common hallway or shared means of egress:
- No person shall kindle, maintain, or cause any fire or open flame on any balcony above ground level, or on any ground floor patio within 15 feet of a structure.
- No person shall store or use any fuel, barbecue torch or other similar heating or lighting chemical or device on any balcony above ground level, or on any ground floor patio within 15 feet of a structure.
- No grills, whether electric, gas, charcoal or open flame, shall be used upon any balcony above ground level or on any ground floor patio within 15 feet of the structure.
For additional information, call the Eagan Fire Department during business hours, 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday at (651) 675-5900
After business hours, call the Dakota County Dispatch Center at (651) 322-2323.