(A)   The Fire Marshal, upon complaint of any person having an interest in any building or property adjacent and without any complaint, shall have a right at all reasonable hours, for the purpose of examination, to enter into and upon all buildings and premises within the city, and it shall be his or her duty, as the Fire Marshal deems necessary, to enter upon and make or cause to be entered and made, a thorough examination of all mercantile, manufacturing and public buildings, together with the premises belonging thereto. Whenever he or she shall find any building or other structure which, for want of repair, or by reason of age or dilapidated condition, or for any cause is especially liable to fire, and which is so situated as to endanger other buildings or property, or so occupied that fire would endanger persons or property therein, and whenever he or she shall find an improper or dangerous arrangement of stoves, ranges, furnaces or other heating appliances or any kind whatsoever, including chimneys, flues and pipes with which the same may be connected, or a dangerous arrangement of lighting devices or systems, or a dangerous or unlawful storage of explosives, compounds, petroleum, gasoline, kerosene, dangerous chemicals, vegetable products, ashes, combustible, inflammable and refuse materials or other conditions which may be dangerous in character or liable to cause or promote fire or create conditions dangerous to the firefighters or occupants, he or she shall by written order direct the same to be removed or remedied, and such order shall within five days from the date of the order be complied with by the owner or occupant of the building or premises. Provided, however, if the owner or occupant deems himself or herself aggrieved by the order, he or she may, within five days from the date of the order, appeal to the City Manager specifying in writing the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Manager shall investigate the cause of the complaint and the grounds of the appeal and, unless by his or her authority the order is revoked, the order shall remain in force and be complied with by the owner or occupant as originally entered by the Fire Marshal or as amended or revised by the City Manager, the compliance to be within five days of the date of the action thereon by the City Manager.
   (B)   At the end of each month, the Fire Marshal shall report to the State Fire Marshal all existing hazardous conditions, together with a separate report on each fire in the city during the month.
(‘78 Code, § 8-27) (Ord. 235, passed 10-12-71; Am. Ord. 1430, passed 6-23-03; Am. Ord. OR-1740-09, passed 4-13-09)