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Town of East Greenwich, RI
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Greenwich 6-22-1993 by Ord. No. 595 as Sec. 6-2 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Restrictions on open air fires — See R.I.G.L. § 2-12-6.
Burning in open fires — See R.I.G.L. § 23-23-18.
Every person who shall kindle or maintain any outdoor fire or cause to be kindled or maintained any outdoor fire in the Town shall be guilty of an offense.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent:
A. 
Cooking of food on barbecues, fireplaces or grills;
B. 
Fires authorized by the Fire Department for the purpose of training firefighters and retarding the spread of fires; and
C. 
Burning of large quantities of cut wood or brush material resulting from maintenance or clearance of land during daylight hours, provided that a written permit for such burning has been issued by the Fire Chief pursuant to § 47-3 below.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).
Each such permit shall describe the premises where the burning is to take place, indicate the name and address of the permittee and the date of expiration of the permit, which shall fall within a period not to exceed three months from the date of issuance of such license. Such permits shall be issued for land clearances in farming zones only, with the exception that such permits may be issued for initial land clearances in all other zones.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).
Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, of the Code of the Town of East Greenwich.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).