Open Fire Ordinance Enacted June 27, 1974

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Open Fire Ordinance For the Town of Cranberry Isles

1. Open Fire shall mean campfire or bonfire, the burning of grass, brush, or rubbish, or any fire of similar character. Fires in fireplaces or Franklin type stoves in buildings are not open fires within the meaning of this ordinance.

2. “Fire Warden” shall mean the resident State Fire Warden or a Fire Warden of the Town of Cranberry Isles.

3. No person may start or have an open fire in the Town of Cranberry Isles without first having obtained a permit therefore in writing from a Fire Warden. The permits shall be available for inspection at the site of the fire at all times.

4. The Fire Warden may include in the permit such conditions as are reasonable and necessary for the purpose of the Ordinance. A Fire Warden may revoke a permit for failure to comply with its terms or because conditions pertinent at the time of issue of the permit are no longer applicable.

5. Fireplaces and other devices for contained fires out of doors may be approved by a Fire Warden, and thereafter fire permits for their use will not be required.

6. Failure to comply with this Ordinance shall result in a warning or a fine of not more than $50.00 nor less than $20.00.

7. Fire Wardens and constables of the Town of Cranberry Isles, Maine, shall have the authority to enforce this Ordinance.

Enacted June 27, 1974.