The answer is pretty much not in your backyard. The City of Mpls tweeted out a reminder in video form about the rules for having a “bonfire” in the city, and while most of talking points make sense—have a hose nearby, no fires after 10pm—the major requirement is that a fire pit be 25 feet from any structure that can burn. We’re not sure where in Mpls that would be, but it’s certainly not in any of the yards that we know. (Even if your place didn’t have a fence or garage, the yard is going to be 25-40 feet anyway.) We haven’t ever heard of anyone getting cited for people hanging out around an illegal fire pit, but we guess it could happen.