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There are certain specific requirements for burning in the town and a violation of any requirement hereunder shall be grounds for revocation of permit by the Fire Chief or his or her designee. Specific requirements for burning are as follows:
(A) Burning. Burning is defined as the rapid, persistent, self-sustaining process of rapid oxidation of a fuel being reduced by an oxidizing agent along with the evolution of visual effects of heat, smoke, and/or light. Burning must be supervised by a competent attendant with adequate means on site to control and extinguish fires. COMPETENT ATTENDANT is defined as a person or persons familiar with burning operations and capable of operating fire control equipment. The competent attendant shall also have the capability on site of alerting emergency services personnel in the event of a wild fire or emergency and shall be required to remain on site during all periods of burning. ADEQUATE MEANS OF FIRE CONTROL is defined as any one or all of the following items: earth moving equipment, water tanks, tenders or manpower that can control and extinguish fires. Such fire control equipment shall be of type and quantity as required and approved in advance by the Fire Chief or his or her designee.
(B) The initial burning must be started only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; no combustible material may be added to the fire between 3:00 p.m. of one day and 9:00 a.m. the following day. When fires are allowed to burn throughout the night, the attendant and equipment as required pursuant to the above shall remain in place and on site tending and caring for the fire.
(C) Burning to be done during favorable weather conditions.
(D) Materials to be burned shall be “natural vegetation and plant growth,” including large diameter timbers and clean stumps. The materials shall not be moved or relocated to another off property site for the purpose of burning without written permission of the Fire Chief.
(E) All burning shall be sufficient distance but not less than 1,000 feet from public roadways and all residential, commercial, and industrial sites not a part of the contiguous property on which the burning is conducted. On property that is contiguous, all burning shall be at least 1,000 feet from any inhabited structure.
(F) No more than two piles, 30 feet long by 30 feet wide and no taller than 12 feet or other equivalent may be burned within a six acre area at one time.
(G) No heavy oils, asphaltic materials, items containing natural or synthetic rubber or any material other than natural growth may be used to ignite, kindle, start or maintain the fires.
(H) In the case of land clearing, all reasonable attempts should be made to salvage timber and pulp wood.
('81 Code, § 93.11) (Ord. passed 3-9-93; Am. Ord. 00048, passed 9-12-00) Penalty, see § 10.99