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For purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ACCELERANT. A substance used to enhance a fire, and includes lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, and any other petroleum based liquid or gel. Any other liquid, gel or substance intended to accelerate the rate of burning is deemed to be an ACCELERANT and may include: alcohol, ethanol, and other chemicals.
APPROVED CONTAINER. A metal, clay, and/or aggregate container designed for the purpose of holding a recreational fire. The construction of such container shall inhibit the spread of fire and shall include appropriate covers and sides to limit the projection of embers and sparks from the fire. An APPROVED CONTAINER may not exceed an area of three feet by three feet.
FIRE PIT. A hole or depression below the grade of soil intended to hold a recreational fire. Such pit shall be maintained in such a way to limit the spread of fire and appropriate precautions shall be taken to inhibit the projection of sparks and embers from the fire. Such precautions shall include use of rocks, cement, metal screening, or other approved protective measures. A FIRE PIT may not exceed an area of three feet by three feet.
RECREATIONAL FIRE. A small fire set for recreational purposes kindled from dried, cut wood. A RECREATIONAL FIRE does not include the burning of leaves or other lawn refuse or a fire kindled from construction material or household waste.
(Ord. 194, passed 7-9-2012)