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(A) No person shall ignite, set fire to or burn in the open air in any open, exposed or outdoor fire, any rubbish, paper, shavings, boxes, cardboard, construction lumber, plywood, trimmings, grass, litter or other combustible waste materials or substance, except hazardous vegetation, at any time.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, permit, or maintain an open fire within the City limits of the City of Placerville after the time when burning is declared prohibited by Cal Fire, until the date Cal Fire declares, by proclamation, that the hazardous fire conditions have abated for that year, (usually after rainfall sufficient for thorough wetting of vegetation), or at any other time during any year when unusual fire hazard conditions exist in the City as determined by the Fire Chief. The Fire Chief may issue special permits for burning if, in his opinion, the circumstances warrant.
(C) During the season when residential burning is permitted, after fire conditions have abated for that year, and before open burning is prohibited in the next year, the following regulations shall apply:
1. All open burning within the City of Placerville shall be subject to El Dorado County Air Quality Management District declarations of a "Permissive Burn Day" on any day proposed for open burning.
2. All open burning within the City of Placerville shall be subject to the burn permit requirements of the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District and the El Dorado County Fire District or Cal Fire.
3. Any open burning shall be at all times under competent and continuous supervision and not within ten feet (10') of any building or structure. All flammable or combustible materials shall be cleaned away from any hedge, ornamental shrub or tree for such distance as may be necessary to safeguard the same from scorching, or igniting or burning, but in no case less than ten feet (10') therefrom.
4. It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, permit or maintain an open fire within the City of Placerville at any time, without the prior, written consent of the landowner or their agent.
5. Any violation of this section shall be deemed to be a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1700, 8-13-2019)