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(A) Ceremonial fires for activities such as flag retirement.
(B) Fires on the ground used solely for recreational or cooking purposes.
(C) Burning conducted for recreational or ceremonial purposes shall be subject to the conditions of this section and the following conditions:
(1) The fire shall be prohibited under the following weather conditions:
(a) Burning shall not be permitted when local wind speeds meet or exceed 15 miles per hour; and
(b) Burning shall not be permitted when an Air Quality Alert has been issued by federal or state authorities;
(2) The fire shall be prohibited during the hours of 12:00 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. local time, with the exception of a written permit from the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal;
(3) The fire shall be fully extinguished after three hours from the time of initial ignition, unless specifically approved in a written permit by the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal;
(4) Residential lots shall utilize a fire pit not to exceed a height of three feet and a burn area of more than three feet in diameter;
(5) The following items are prohibited from being burned at any time:
(a) Trash, refuse, or compost;
(b) Leaves and foliage;
(c) Styrofoam products;
(d) Paper products; or
(e) Wood treated with any paint, chemical, coating, shellacking, or sealant;
(6) Flame size shall be managed to remain under three feet in height;
(7) The fire shall not take place within 500 feet of any fuel storage area or pipeline;
(8) Only one fire shall be allowed to burn at a time, unless additional fires are permitted in writing by the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal; and
(9) With the exception of stationary, public grills in public parks, burning on public property shall be prohibited unless a permit is obtained from the Fire Chief.
(‘86 Code, § 5-1) (Ord. 2027, passed 11-6-50; Am. Ord. 2016-G-8, passed 7-18-16) Penalty, see § 93.99