|A bonfire is a larger outdoor fire used for ceremonial purposes such as a pep rally, holiday, or camp celebration. The Fire Prevention Code provides additional regulations for bonfires in order to ensure fire safety. Applications for a Burn Permit are also subject to the regulations of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Forestry.|
|A recreational fire may be enjoyed outdoors for cooking, leisure, ceremonial, or religious activities. The fire must be contained in an outdoor fireplace, barbecue pit, grill, or approved outdoor fireplace. The size of the fire must be no larger than 3 feet wide by 2 feet high. Natural gas, propane, charcoal, or clean dry wood are examples of acceptable fuel for cooking and recreational fires.