Seal of New Britain Township
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Fire Marshal

New Britain Township
Randy Teschner

Fire Marshal
rteschner@newbritaintownship.org

THERE SHALL BE NO BURNING IN NEW BRITAIN TWP.

AS PER THE TWP FIRE CODE ORDINANCE 2010-02-01

307.1 General

No person shall maintain any open burning in New Britain Township, except for the following:

  • Bonfires in accordance with Section 307.4.1
  • Recreational fires in accordance with Section 307.4.2

307.1.1 Prohibited open burning

Open burning that is Offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions Or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances Make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited.

307.2 Permit required

A permit shall be obtained from the Fire code official in accordance with Section 105.6 prior to Kindling a fire for recognized silvicultural or range or wildlife Management practices, prevention or control of disease or Pests or a bonfire. Application for such approval shall only be Presented by and permits issued to the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled.

307.3 Extinguishment authority

The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the permit holder, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.

307.4.1 Bonfires

A bonfire shall not be conducted within 100 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 100 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

307.4.2 Recreational fires

Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

307.5 Attendance

Open burning, bonfires or recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.



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