Borough of Indiana, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana 6-7-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 28.
It shall be unlawful for any person to start or maintain any outdoor fire within the Borough of Indiana, except in accordance with this chapter.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Shall include any individual, partnership, association, or other entity recognized by law.
Fires contained in a fireplace, fire ring, cooking grill or similar devices or structures that are designed and built for the purpose of outdoor cooking shall be permitted.
Outdoor fires, except those in accordance with § 212-3, are not permitted unless all of the following conditions are met:
A. 
The fire is in a fire-retardant container or the area of the fire is less than one square yard, and there shall not be combustible material within a radius of five feet from the center of the fire with the exception of the area of the fire.
B. 
At all times a responsible adult, 18 years of age or older, must be present.
C. 
Only nontreated wood may be burned in the fire, and no toxic material may be burned.
D. 
The Borough Manager or his designee must be notified and give prior consent for the fire.
Any person who violates this chapter shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and $500 for the third or subsequent offense, together with costs of prosecution. In default of payment of the fine and costs, the violator shall be committed to the Indiana County Jail for a period not to exceed five days. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense. The Indiana Borough Council may, by resolution, change the provisions dealing with fines.