Chapter 8.12


8.12.010    Purpose of provisions.

8.12.020    Definitions.

8.12.030    Notice of closure.

8.12.040    Special fire restrictions.

8.12.050    Prohibited acts.

8.12.060    Exceptions.

8.12.070    Violation—Penalty.

8.12.010 Purpose of provisions.

Due to the varying fire hazard conditions, certain acts are prohibited during activation of closure of open burning to protect the life, health and safety of the public. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 2)

8.12.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

“Campfire” means a controlled fire, occurring out of doors, used for cooking, branding, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial or aesthetic purposes.

“Fire district” means the Paradise Valley, McDermitt, Orovada, Pueblo, Golconda, Winnemucca rural and Humboldt County fire protection districts as provided for in the county ordinances or orders of the board of county commissioners.

“Open burning” means setting of an open fire for the purpose of burning any material. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 1)

8.12.030 Notice of closure.

Public notice of closure of open burning shall be advertised via news media ten calendar days in advance of closure. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 3)

8.12.040 Special fire restrictions.

Restrictions shall be made at the discretion of the fire district chief in each district. Districts may be closed county-wide or by individual districts. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 6)

8.12.050 Prohibited acts.

It is unlawful to openly burn trash, grass, weeds, brush, wood or any other substance, including charcoal, or to burn the same in open or closed barrels, pits, campfires or any other way. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 4)

8.12.060 Exceptions.

A. Open campfires or the use of charcoal will only be allowed in the Lye Creek campground, the Chimney Dam recreation area and the Water Canyon recreation area, in the fireplaces provided.

B. Liquid or bottled gas camp appliances are exempt.

C. Agricultural burning will be allowed if approved by the fire chief of the applicable fire district.

D. Closed burning in approved incinerators is allowed.

E. Natural gas, propane or charcoal barbecues operated on private property. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 5)

8.12.070 Violation—Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and if found guilty shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars. (Ord. 7-14-88 § 7)