§ 75-3Fires on streets or public grounds
§ 75-4Regulation of outdoor fires.
§ 75-5Permits for certain fires.
§ 75-6Violations and penalties.
This chapter is enacted in the interest of public safety and public health and for the prevention of fires and fire hazards in the Borough of Conway. In addition, this chapter is enacted to eliminate nuisances caused by smoke and cinders to persons living within the Borough of Conway and for the purpose of preventing damage to the surface of the streets, sidewalks and alleys within said Borough.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, partnership, limited partnership, association or corporation.
No person or persons shall set or maintain any fire upon any of the streets, sidewalks, alleys or public properties in the Borough of Conway, or burn or cause to be burned any paper, boxes, rubbish, refuse, leaves, brush, litter or any combustible or flammable waste of any kind; nor shall any person or persons set or maintain any fire or burn or cause to be burned any substance or material of any kind out of doors on private or public property within the limits of the Borough of Conway except in accordance with the rules and regulations of this chapter.
Out-of-door fires shall be permitted only upon private property within the Borough of Conway, provided that every such out-of-door fire shall be built in and confined to a noncombustible container and shall be attended by an adult or minor of the age of 16 years or older until such fire has been safely and completely extinguished. No fire shall be set, maintained or allowed to burn closer than 15 feet to any building, and no fire shall be permitted except on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If a Tuesday or Wednesday shall fall upon a legal holiday, burning will not be permitted. Materials which may be burned are limited to the following: paper, cardboard or wood. Charcoal fires for the purpose of cooking shall be permitted on all days and at all times within the limits of the Borough of Conway.
In the event any person or persons desire to burn off a lot or tract of land or desire to burn a pile of rubbish, brush, litter, etc., too large to be confined in a noncombustible container, such person or persons must first notify the Conway Volunteer Fire Department of his or their intention and shall not burn off said lot or burn said pile of rubbish without first securing the written permission of the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief of said Volunteer Fire Department. If such permission is given, it shall include a designated time for such burning and shall stipulate such other conditions as may be deemed necessary by the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief for the safety and protection of the public.
Any person who shall violate or fail to conform to any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days, or both.