Open Air Fires Regulation

The City of Cambridge, in accordance with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code 527 CMR section 1 including amendments to NFPA 1 2012 edition, enforces the following regulations:

10.11.2 The Cambridge Fire Department shall have the authority to prohibit any or all open flames, candles, and open, recreational, and cooking fires or other sources of ignition, or establish special regulations on use of any form of fire or smoking material where circumstances make such conditions hazardous. Outdoor fires shall not be built, ignited, or maintained in or upon hazardous fire areas, except by permit from the Cambridge Fire Department.

Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 617-349-4918 with any questions.