Chapter 8.12


8.12.010    Outdoor burning ban.

8.12.010 Outdoor burning ban.

A. Outdoor burning means the combustion of material of any type in an open fire or in an outdoor container, which includes:

1. Yard waste fires burned for the purpose of disposing of leaves, clippings, prunings and other natural yard and gardening refuse;

2. Land clearing fires burned for the purpose of clearing lands of larger quantities of natural vegetation, including trees, branches and stumps; and

3. Burning household trash.

B. Notwithstanding any other code provisions to the contrary, it is unlawful for any person to engage in outdoor burning within the corporate limits of the city, except as provided in this chapter.

C. This chapter shall not apply to the following:

1. Fires which are burned for firefighting training; and

2. Barbecues, small cooking fires (consisting solely of charcoal, natural gas, propane or seasoned natural wood) and campfires at designated city, county or state campgrounds or areas.

D. Any person violating this chapter shall be subject to punishments provided in CHMC 1.08.010. (Ord. 663 § 2, 1992)