[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Phoenix 10-2-2007 by L.L. No. 7-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This Chapter 97 shall be known as the "Fires, Control of."
The intent of this chapter is to prescribe minimum requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards created by fires on private properties.
This chapter is designed to supplement and expand upon the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Should there be a discrepancy between this chapter and the NYS Uniform Code, the more restrictive provision shall apply.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes the kindling or maintaining of any bonfire and the burning of grass or trash/rubbish. The burning of materials shall be limited to paper, cardboard, wood, leaves and garden refuse which are not wet, damp or tightly compacted.
Fires on private property are restricted to the extent that:
Such fires are located within a protected firepit, place or equivalent ovens surrounded by fireproof enclosure materials;
Such areas do not exceed three feet in width or depth and such fires do not exceed three feet in height;
Such fires are located not less than 30 feet from any structure;
Such fires shall be kept under the personal supervision, at the location of the fire, of a responsible person at least 21 years of age; and
Such fires shall not burn before sunrise, or extend after 12:00 midnight.
Traditional cooking fires on private property are permitted, provided that they are conducted in suitable barbecue pits, grills, stoves or burners, and provided that they are continually monitored and conducted in a safe manner.
Any person found guilty of violating this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.