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(A) Limited number. Only one recreational fire is permitted per residence or lot, whichever is less.
(B) Location. Recreational fires may only be built in an approved container or fire pit. A police officer shall determine if a container meets the conditions for an approved container. Fires should be at least 25 feet from property lines, structures, or other combustible material.
(C) Supervision. A recreational fire must have a competent and sober adult monitoring the fire at all times. A water source and/or sand must, at all times, be present to extinguish the fire.
(D) Liability. The property owner and/or occupant shall be liable for any and all damage caused by a recreational fire on the premises.
(E) Complaints. If a police officer observes unsafe conditions at a recreational fire or finds smoke becoming a nuisance to neighboring property owners/occupants, she or he is authorized to direct the fire be completely extinguished. Smoldering embers may be deemed a nuisance and a police officer may require the property owner/occupant to completely extinguish the smoldering embers.
(F) Prohibitions. Accelerants shall not be used in kindling or maintaining a recreational fire. Material other than dried, cut timber is prohibited for use in a recreational fire.
(G) Compliance with other ordinances. Violations of other city ordinances may be deemed a violation of this subchapter if said violation occurs in a manner related to a recreational fire.
(Ord. 194, passed 7-9-2012) Penalty, see § 97.99