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Law of the month


Control of Open Burning

Open burning within the City is prohibited, except as follows:

1.

Outdoor fires for cooking, but only if the fire is contained in a device made of metal, concrete, brick, masonry or stone, specifically designed for the cooking of food by heat, steam or smoke.

2.

Outdoor fires for ceremonies, recreation or other lawful purposes, but only if wood alone is used and the fire is safely contained within a fire ring of not more than 16 square feet in area.

3.

Small open flames for welding, acetylene torches, safety flares, heating tar or similar applications.

4.

Fires set for practice and instruction of firemen, or testing or fire fighting equipment.

(b)

All allowed open burning shall be conducted in conformance with state and municipal fire protection regulations, and shall not endanger the public health, safety or welfare or be an annoyance or discomfort to the neighborhood or traveling public.

(c)

"Open burning" in this section means burning from which the products of combustion are emitted directly into the surrounding air without first passing through a stack or chimney.