Definition- A bonfire refers to an outdoor fire utilized for ceremonial purposes. 
To get permission to do a bonfire within the city limits of Dodge City call City Station 1 at 620-225-8187 at least 2 days prior to the event so that fire officials can survey the area before giving permission. 
General Guidelines
A bonfire shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material.  Conditions that could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
On the day of the event, call City Station 1 again in order to be sure conditions are alright for the bonfire.  In most cases the Dodge City Fire Department will stand by for bonfires in the city limits of Dodge City.