1511.01  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   “Bonfire.” An outdoor fire utilized for ceremonial purposes.  Bonfires are larger than three feet in diameter or two feet in height, but less than five feet in diameter or five feet high and burn for less than three hours.  Bonfires require a permit from Fire Prevention Office.
   (b)   “Open burning.”  The burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber.  Open burning does not include road flares, smudge pots and similar devices associated with safety or occupational uses typically considered open flames, recreational fires or use of portable outdoor fireplaces.  For the purpose of this definition, a chamber shall be regarded as enclosed when, during the time combustion occurs, only apertures, ducts, stacks, flues or chimneys necessary to provide combustion air and permit the escape of exhaust gas are open.
   (c)   “Portable outdoor fireplace.”  A portable, outdoor, solid-fuel-burning fireplace that may be constructed of steel, concrete, clay or other noncombustible material.  A portable outdoor fireplace may be open in design, or may be equipped with a small hearth opening and a short chimney operating in the top.
   (d)   “Recreational fire.”  An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, portable outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill or barbecue pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet (914 mm) or less in diameter and 2 feet (610 mm) or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.
(Ord. 2017-012.  Passed 2-28-17.)