Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 1-6-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:
APPROVED INCINERATOR
A masonry or metallic receptacle, having no opening larger than 1/4 square inch when in use for burning combustible material, located not nearer than 15 feet to any combustible structure or material and not used for industrial or commercial purposes.
BARBECUE
Masonry or metallic structures or equipment used exclusively for cooking food.
FIRE MARSHAL
The Clinton Fire Marshal or his representatives designated for any purposes of this chapter.
OUTDOOR FIRE
Any fire in the open air, outside a closed structure, approved incinerator, or barbecue, and shall include the burning over of land and the burning of vegetation, refuse, waste, structures, vehicles and all other combustible material.
PERMIT
Written permission for an outdoor fire issued by the Fire Marshal in such form and for such period of time and under such conditions as he shall stipulate.
No person, firm or corporation shall kindle an outdoor fire in the Town of Clinton except under all of the following conditions:
A. 
In accordance with a valid permit issued as herein defined.
B. 
Such fire shall be constantly attended by a competent person with adequate fire-extinguishing equipment, and adequate provision shall be made to ensure that such fire shall not approach nearer than 50 feet to any combustible structure or material not authorized to be burned under the permit.
C. 
No such fire shall be kindled:
(1) 
After sunset and before sunrise except on special authorization of the Fire Marshal; and
(2) 
Unless the permittee has ascertained from the Clinton Communications Center that the Fire Marshal or Director of Health or Fire Chief has not prohibited such fires on the day of such fire.
[Amended 8-5-2009]
[Amended 8-5-2009]
The Fire Marshal, Director of Health or Fire Chief may prohibit any or all outdoor fires, whether under issued permits or in approved incinerators, whenever, in his judgment, weather or atmospheric or other conditions may make such fires hazardous to person or property or to public health or safety.
Any person convicted of violating, or abetting the violation of, any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $25.