Can I have a bonfire in Mishawaka?

Bonfires are not considered recreational fires but are considered ceremonial fires and, as such, are not permitted without an Open Burning Permit. The fire must be attended to at all times and only natural wood can be used. Construction types of lumber or wood pallets are not approved as burning material. If the bonfire causes any health problems for residence in the neighborhood, the Fire Chief has the authority to extinguish the bonfire.