[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Raymond as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-14-2006 by Fire Warden/Fire Chief Reg. No. 2006-2]
In accordance with RSA 154:18, the Fire Chief/Fire Warden of the Town of Raymond establishes the following regulations for the burning of domestic waste and the kindling of fires in the Town of Raymond.
Purpose: to prohibit the burning of trash, garbage, or of any other combustible domestic waste so to protect the health and well-being of the citizens of Town of Raymond.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMBUSTIBLE DOMESTIC WASTE
- Any combustible waste, such as but not limited to household trash, packaging materials, plastics, coated or laminated papers, rubber, painted or treated wood, or treated cardboard, oily rags, and animal, vegetable, and kitchen waste. The term does not include untreated wood, leaves, brush or paper products generated at a residence.
- All natural persons, corporations, business entities, clubs, or organizations of any sort.
It shall be no defense that a prohibited fire under this article was caused by an act of God, set by vandals, or was accidental when the offender has allowed or suffered the accumulation of combustible domestic waste on his/her property.
Burning with prior written approval of the Raymond Fire Chief and/or the authority having jurisdiction may be authorized for the following:
Emergency burning of spilled petroleum products when all reasonable efforts to recover the spilled materials have been made and failure to burn such would result in an imminent fire hazard or public safety hazard.
Burning for the purpose of fire training.
Burning of material as a result of a natural disaster.
Burning of highly explosive or other dangerous materials for which no alternative disposal method exists, or where transportation of such materials is impossible.
Any other burning which the Raymond Fire Chief believes to be in the public interest.
Untreated wood, leaves, paper products generated at a residence or brush.
Any person violating § 287-5 shall be given a written warning for the first offense if the offending fire has been extinguished prior to the arrival of a law enforcement officer of the Town of Raymond or the Forest Fire Warden or his/her designee. All subsequent offenses will be subject to a fine of $100.
Any person who is found to be kindling or maintaining an open fire that contains any prohibited materials contained within § 287-5 shall be subject to the cost of suppression for the first offense. All subsequent offenses shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 per fire.
Editor’s Note: These penalty provisions were approved by the Town pursuant to RSA 31:39 by Art. 37 of the 3-12-2006 ATM.