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Nags Head Fire & Rescue
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Regulation for Pit Fires:

Pit Fire Permits are good for the day of purchace only and are good from the time of purchace till midnight.

The pit fire shall not be left unattended and the permit must stay with that person and the fire at all times it is active/hot.

The fire must be attended by a competent person who must be of an age of 14 years or older, which person must attend the fire and see that it is completely extinguished prior to leaving the site thereof.

The fire shall be no closer than fifty (50) feet from any combustible materials (buildings, life guard stands, sea grass, brush, etc.). It shall be in a hollowed out pit no larger than three (3) feet in diameter and not less than one (1) foot in depth and must remain within the confines of the pit.

The fire must be completely extinguished with water and all debris removed from the beach area after the fire is completely out. Clean the area of all trash/items before leaving.

The fire will need to be extinguished with water if the wind speed is in excess of 10 knots / 11.5mph or if embers blow toward any combustible materials.

This is a one-time, non-refundable permit.

Only leaves, branches or other plant growth can be burned, nothing else. It is illegal to burn trash, lumber scraps or other non-vegetative material.

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A department of The Town of Nags Head
PO Box 99, 5401 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head NC 27959 252.441.5508