§ 91.03  OPEN BURNING.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on or in any public street, alley, or road or other public ground in the county, but outside the corporate limits of the Cities of Owensboro and Whitesville, without first having obtained a permit from the Chief of the County Fire Department.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to kindle or maintain any open fire or authorize such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land of less than one acre in the county, but outside the corporate limits of the Cities of Owensboro and Whitesville, without first having obtained a permit from the Chief of the County Fire Department; except the burning of leaves shall be permitted on private land.
   (C)   Any permitted burning must be closely monitored and embers extinguished before abandoning the fire.
   (D)   The Chief of the County Fire Department shall issue a permit pursuant to this section upon a showing that the proposed fire will not endanger the public health and safety.
   (E)   This section becomes effective immediately upon passage and publication.
(R.8 (90), passed - -; Ord. KOC 310.1 (90), passed 9-11-1990)  Penalty, see § 91.99