SECTION 308  OPEN FLAMES
Delete Section 308.1.3 and replace as follows:
   F-308.1.3 Torches for roofing or removing paint. A person utilizing a torch or other flame-producing device for roofing or removing paint from a structure shall provide not less than one portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 and with a minimum 4-A rating, two portable fire extinguishers, each with a minimum 2-A rating, or a water hose connected to the water supply on the premises where such burning is done. The person doing the burning shall remain on the premises 1 hour after the torch or flame-producing device is utilized. Roofing work utilizing a torch or hot-air gun shall be in accordance with Section 3317.
Delete Section 308.1.4 and replace as follows:
   F-308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices. Charcoal burners, barbecue grills and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.
      Exceptions:
         1.   One- and two-family dwellings provided that all cooking devices are at least 5 feet from combustible walls, 10 feet from combustible ceilings, and LP gas (such as propane) containers used with cooking devices are at least 5 feet (1524 mm) from any building openings.
         2.   Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system and cooking devices are at least 10 feet from combustible construction and LP gas (such as propane) containers used with cooking devices are at least 5 feet (1524 mm) from building openings.
Delete Section 308.1.6, including the exception, and replace as follows:
   F-308.1.6 Open-flame devices. Torches and other devices, machines or processes liable to start or cause a fire shall not be operated or used in or upon wildfire risk areas or other hazardous areas except by written approval from the fire code official in accordance with Section F-105.7.3.
Add Section F-308.1.9 as follows:
   F-308.1.9 Portable heating and cooking equipment in buildings. Portable heating and cooking equipment that produces a flame is not permitted in a building.
      Exceptions:
         1.   Portable heating equipment is permitted in buildings undergoing construction or temporarily without heat with written approval from the fire department and in accordance with Section 3303.
         2.   Listed and approved portable kerosene heaters are permitted in one- and two-family dwellings when used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and Sections 2.1 through 2.4.
            2.1   Heaters shall be located at least 3 feet (914 mm) from combustible materials.
            2.2   Heaters shall not be left unattended and shall be shut off before sleeping.
            2.3   Heaters shall be refueled outdoors with the heater not in operation.
            2.4   Fuel containers for refueling heaters shall be stored outdoors in secure location.
         3.   Small containers of a heating source, such as alcohol or paraffin, used for warming food when in spill proof containers or placed in a chaffing dish holder designed for that purpose.
Delete Section 308.2 and replace as follows:
F-308.2 Approval required. Written approval shall be obtained from the fire code official in accordance with Section F-105.7.3 prior to engaging in the following activities involving open flame, fire and burning:
   1.   Use of open flame, fire or burning in connection with Group A or E occupancies.
   2.   Use or operation of torches and other devices, machines or processes liable to start or cause fire in or upon wildfire risk areas.