(A)   Burning activities. 
      (1)   No person shall, at anytime, engage in burning activities within the corporate limits of the city except as follows:
         (a)   Open burning within the Fall River Flood Channel by Fire Department personnel under the direction and supervision of the Fire Chief;
         (b)   Open burning of structures by the Fire Department for training purposes;
         (c)   Open burning for the heating or cooking of food for human consumption in residential areas in a fireplace that is constructed in accordance with the city requirements for fireplace construction;
         (d)   Open burning for the heating or cooking of food for human consumption in city parks or campgrounds in fixtures provided for such activities;
         (e)   Open burning for recreational purposes when such fires are confined to a fireplace or fire pit constructed in accordance with the city requirements for fireplace construction. Portable outdoor fireplaces with maximum quarter inch expanded metal screening shall be permitted;
         (f)   Open burning for bona fide religious or ceremonial purposes provided the area of the fire does not exceed a two-foot by two-foot square, or 30 inches in diameter, by two-foot high area; and
         (g)   All fires shall be attended pursuant to the currently adopted International Fire Code, § 307.5.
      (2)   No person shall be permitted to perform open burning in a fireplace that is not being fueled at the time solely by propane when a Red Flag Warning is in effect.
   (B)   Fireplace fuels, prohibited fireplace fuels.
      (1)   Approved fire fuels include:
         (a)   Natural woods, such as sawn and split tree wood;
         (b)   Untreated dry wood or products manufactured for the sole purpose of fire fuel; and
         (c)   Propane for the purpose of a bonfire or recreational fire as defined in this chapter.
      (2)   Inappropriate and unapproved fire fuels includes, but is not limited to: leaves, grass clippings, green plants, household garbage, residential rubbish, building materials, chemically soaked or treated wood products, painted wood, fiberboard, shipping packaging, rags, fabric, books or magazines, newspaper, liquid or gelatinous hydrocarbons, caustic materials, human or animal waste, plastic, vinyl or rubber.
   (C)   Prescribed burns and bonfires.
      (1)   Bonfires, other than those defined in the most current adopted International Fire Code § 307.4.1, shall be considered a ‘prescribed burn’ for the purpose of this chapter.
      (2)   Prescribed burns shall be allowed on a case-by-case basis by the Fire Chief, provided that each of the following provisions are adhered to.
         (a)   There shall not be less than four inches of snow on the ground.
         (b)   A burn permit provided by the City Volunteer Fire Department shall be obtained and the City Police Department and County Sheriff’s Office be contacted by the applicant with the burn permit number.
         (c)   Prescribed burns shall not include grasslands, rangelands or pasturelands within the city limits or contain any inappropriate or unapproved fire fuels.
(Prior Code, § 9-04) Penalty, see § 10.99