§ 95.15  OPEN BURNING.
   (A)   Prohibited.  No burning of trash, rubbish or other combustible material for the sole purpose of destroying and disposing of the same shall be allowed between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day in the city.
      (1)   All such fires shall be completely extinguished on or before 6:00 p.m. on any day.
      (2)   It is not intended to prohibit the burning of combustible materials between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day, if such burning is done for any purpose other than to destroy such material.
      (3)   Prohibited fires and burning between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day are hereby declared to be a nuisance.
   (B)   Defined.  As used in this subchapter, the phrase OPEN BURNING means the combustion of any material in such a way that the products of the combustion are emitted to the open air without originating in or passing through equipment for which a permit could be issued under state environmental protection regulations.
   (C)   Safety. 
      (1)   No fire shall be left unattended at any time.
      (2)   No smoldering or smoking burning piles of debris shall be allowed at any time.
      (3)   If the smoke from any fire poses a nuisance or health hazard to neighbors, the fire shall be extinguished.
   (D)   Exemptions.  Recreational fires, including cooking, campfires and ornamental fires, are not in violation of this subchapter.
(Ord. 1362, passed 9-18-07; Am. Ord. 1377, passed 5-20-08)  Penalty, see § 95.99