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jinxmchue
06-27-2009, 08:41 PM
I need to know if part A is separate from part B or not:


4-4-2: PERMITTED BURNING:

The following types of burning shall be permitted:

A. A campfire set for cooking, warming, recreational or ceremonial purposes, which is not more than three feet (3') in diameter by three feet (3') high and no closer than fifty feet (50') from a building, provided the grounds surrounding the fire have been cleared of all combustible material for a distance of five feet (5') from the base of the fire.

B. A fire contained in a charcoal grill, camp stove, or other devices designed for purposes of cooking, heating or recreation.

C. Fires purposely set for the instruction and training of fire personnel, provided the appropriate permits are obtained.

D. Fires pursuant to permits issued by the state fire marshal and/or the department of natural resources for burning off of vegetation in rural/agricultural areas, rural road ditches or conservation areas. (Ord. 851, 2-22-2005)

Is a campfire set something specific? Is part B subject to the size and distance restrictions of part A? Where would a portable fire pit fall under?

Bubba Dawg
06-27-2009, 08:43 PM
I need to know if part A is separate from part B or not:



Is a campfire set something specific? Is part B subject to the size and distance restrictions of part A? Where would a portable fire pit fall under?

I'd say they are are distinct instances of individual types or categories of fires. A or B or C or D.

stsinner
06-27-2009, 10:22 PM
I'm a fireman, so I'll give my answer-A camp fire is a fire mainly for warming and ambience, and maybe even for insect control, but not cooking. Therefore the rules are more strict as they aren't essential, but elective.

A cooking fire is a fire that is lit for the purpose of cooking food, and, therefore, cannot be denied and doesn't have the restrictions that a camp fire has. If you have a fire and you have a grate over it and some hot dogs nearby, that's a cooking fire and you'll be okay with that, but if you're closer to a structure than specified in part A, and there's no obvious cooking going on, that's an illegal camp fire.