Starting or adding to any fire burning outside of a structure used for cooking, personal warmth, lighting, or aesthetic purposes.
- Examples of acceptable fires: Fire pits, enclosed stoves, camp stoves, picnic stoves, portable barbecue pits, candles, etc.
- Consequences: Minimum of $100 fine and you will be registered as an arsonist on your permanent record, for the rest of your life.
- Why so severe? There are only so many firemen in Santa Barbara. When several of them are in Isla Vista, putting out couch fires, they are unable to attend to accident fires in Santa Barbara as quickly. This has resulted in serious injuries in the past.