Can I have a campfire if I put rocks around it?
No, rocks do not make it okay to have a campfire. Campfires are considered an open air fire. A pit fire or campfire may be approved if it meets all of the following conditions:
- Fire is below ground level
- Fire is continuously monitored
- Fire is completely enclosed with cinder blocks
- A quarter inch or smaller metal screen is placed over the enclosure

Extra precautions should be taken to clear a 20-foot circle of all flammable materials and have water and a shovel available.

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1. What is the 4 p.m. Law?
2. When is the 4 p.m. Law in effect?
3. Why is there a 4 p.m. Law?
4. Why 4 p.m.?
5. What is the main cause of wildfires in Virginia?
6. How many wildfires burn in Virginia each year and how many acres are burned?
7. Can I have a campfire if I put rocks around it?
8. If I take all precautions with my fire after 4 p.m. and it escapes and starts a fire, am I responsible for the suppression cost?
9. What is the penalty for violating the 4 p.m. Law?
10. Can I use my charcoal or gas fire barbeque grill?
11. Are building contractors and road construction jobs exempt from the 4 p.m. Law?