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(A) Authorization. Such fires may be set by the Fire Chief or designee, upon his or her own initiative if required as part of his or her official duties, or upon application of interested parties in the manner provided in Minn. Stat. §§ 88.16 and 88.17, as they may be amended from time to time.
(B) Permit required. A permit to start a fire to burn vegetative materials and other materials allowed by state statutes or official state rules and regulations may be given by the Fire Chief or his or her authorized designee setting forth the time and conditions by which the fire may be started and burned. The permit shall specifically list the materials that may be burned. The permittee shall have the permit on his or her person during the fire and shall produce the permit for inspection when requested to do so by the Fire Chief, any firefighter, conservation officer or other peace officer. The permittee shall remain with the fire at all times and before leaving the site shall completely extinguish the fire. A person shall not start or cause a fire to be started on any land that is not owned or under the person’s legal control without the written permission of the owner, lessee or an agent of the owner or lessee of the land. Violating or exceeding the permit conditions shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be cause for the permit to be revoked.
(1992 Code, § 1010:25) (Ord.1343, passed 5-4-2004)