[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 8-31-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 84.
The following terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following respective meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- Includes persons, firms, partnerships, associations and corporations, and shall be masculine, feminine or neuter, as the context may require.
- PORTABLE LIQUID FUEL-BURNING SPACE HEATER
- Includes any heater, stove or appliance designed for the heating of space in structures, using or designed for using kerosene, liquid fuel or other flammable liquids, which space heater is not connected to a flue or chimney and which is capable of being moved while in operation.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall use, keep for use, store and maintain for use or suffer or permit the use of a portable liquid fuel-burning space heater in any building or structure which is designed or intended for human occupancy and use or which is actually occupied and used as a habitation by human beings.
Nothing herein contained shall prevent the use of portable liquid fuel-burning space heaters in times of power failure or other emergency, but only for and during the period of such power failure or other emergency.
Except when in use during periods of power failure or other emergency, all portable liquid fuel-burning space heaters shall be stored in a basement or out building, and all kerosene, liquid fuel or flammable liquid shall be removed from said heaters.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9; 6-30-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.