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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-31. Outdoor fires.

(1) Recreational fires are defined as open outdoor fires used solely for the purpose of personal enjoyment and/or food preparation.

(2) Recreational fires shall not be located closer than 30 feet to other flammable and combustible objects such as wood fences, open fields, standing brush, dried grass, structures, patios/decks, outbuildings, and similar improvements or hazards.

(3) Recreational fires shall consist of only dry, clean wood and not be ignited by the use of flammable and combustible liquids. Materials for recreational fires may not include rubbish,garbage, trash, any material made of or coated with rubber, plastic, leather, or petroleumbased materials and may not contain flammable or combustible liquids.

(4) Smoke complaints as a result of a recreational fire shall be grounds for extinguishment.

(5) Recreational fires shall be in a fire pit or other nonflammable containment, and may not be any larger than 36 inches in diameter.

(6) The fire and rescue department may prohibit any or all recreational and other fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

(7) On such occasions when the fire chief or his designee, or deputy chief for fire prevention executive of the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department declares a dry season and establishes special regulations on the use of any form of fire or smoking materials, the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department shall have the authority to assist in the enforcement of such regulations.

(8) No charcoal burners or gas grills shall be kindled or maintained on combustible balconies or within ten feet of combustible patios on ground floors. This shall not apply to oneand two-family dwellings.

(9) Every commercial incinerator and commercial barbecue fireplace shall be equipped and maintained with a spark arrestor and shall be maintained in good working order and repair at all times.

(Code 1982, 5.18)