It shall be lawful to build or set out certain fires; provided, that the person building such fires shall have the substance to be burned in a fire-proof trash burner or incinerator with a metal fire-proof screen of not more than one inch mesh, and located at least 20 feet from any building. The incinerator shall be built in such a way as to not permit the escape of burning paper or other substance. If any person shall require a fire in the course of his or her trade as a blacksmith or mechanic, such fire shall be built and maintained in the manner prescribed by the Fire Chief. All fires shall be built after 7:00 a.m. and completely extinguished by 8:00 p.m., except the aforesaid fires used in the course of a trade which shall be allowed during such hours as the Fire Chief shall prescribe. It shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, burn, or cause to be burned any garbage, animal matter, or vegetable matter. The burning of straw, hay, leaves, or brush in the open air is hereby permitted and allowed; provided, that the person setting out the same request permission and receive an open burning permit in writing, signed by the local Fire Chief, on a form provided by the State Fire Marshal; and provided further, that any such burning shall be done while the said fire is attended by the person setting out the same at all times, and further provided that the said fire shall be located at least 20 feet from any building.
(Prior Code, § 7-208)  (Ord. 480, passed 8-16-1982)  Penalty, see § 92.99
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   Related provisions, see Neb. RS 17-549, 17-556, 81-520.01