Except as provided in this section, no person shall cause, suffer or allow any open burning or open fires.  Fires may be set for the following purposes, provided that the fires do not violate any of the provisions of KRS Chapters 149, 150, 227, and other laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky or any local ordinances:
   (A)   Fires set for the cooking of food for human consumption on other than commercial premises;
   (B)   Fires set for recreational or ceremonial purposes;
   (C)   Small fires set by construction and other workers for comfort heating purposes, when the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, provided excessive or unusual smoke is not created and only clean non-treated lumber, paper or fire wood is burned and the fire is contained to a 55 gallon (maximum) drum;
   (D)   Fires set for the purpose of weed abatement, disease, and pest prevention;
   (E)   Fires set for prevention of a fire hazard, including the disposal of dangerous materials where no safe alternative is available;
   (F)   Fires set for the purpose of bona fide instruction and training of public and industrial employees in the methods of fighting fires;
   (G)   Fires set for recognized agricultural, silvicultural, range and wildlife management practices;
   (H)   Fires set for the purpose of disposing of accidental spills or leaks of crude oil, petroleum products or other organic materials, and the disposal of absorbent material used in their removal, where no other economically feasible means of disposal is available and practical and provided permission is obtained from the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet prior to burning; and
   (I)   Fires set for disposal of natural growth for land clearing, and trees and tree limbs felled by storms, provided that no extraneous material such as tires or heavy oil which tend to produce dense smoke are used to cause ignition or aid combustion and the burning is done on sunny days with mild winds.  The measurement of the fire shall not exceed 25 feet by 25 feet by eight feet.
(Ord. 2012-1574, passed 5-10-12)  Penalty, see § 92.99