Borough of Lindenwold, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lindenwold 4-21-1980 by Ord. No. 539 (Ch. 77 of the 1981 Code); amended in its entirety 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-20. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 160.
Solid waste utility — See Ch. 276.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 238.
Property Maintenance Code — See Ch. 240.
A. 
It shall be unlawful at any time for any person or persons or corporation to burn brush, weeds, grass, leaves, wastepaper or other hazardous materials.
B. 
No open fires or outdoor fires shall be conducted on any porch, deck, balcony or other portion of a building; within any room or space within a building; or under any building overhang; provided, however, that an open fire or outdoor fire may be conducted on a concrete or stone patio if and only if all other provisions of this chapter are met.
C. 
Fires shall be limited to a maximum four-foot diameter and two feet in height and must be contained in a noncombustible chimenea, outdoor fireplace, fire pit, or other method approved by the Fire Marshal.
D. 
All openings in the container or fire pit must be covered with wire mesh or other screening materials that will prevent the passage of sparks and embers.
E. 
The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet (15,240 mm) from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet (15,240 mm) of any structure. Exceptions:
(1) 
Fires in approved containers must be kept at least 15 feet from any property line, combustible exterior wall, or other combustibles that may ignite and permit the spread of a fire. Example: shrubs, trees, fences, house, sheds, etc.
(2) 
The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 25 feet (7,620 mm) where the pile size is three feet (914 mm) or less in diameter and two feet (610 mm) or less in height.
F. 
Fires must be constantly attended until completely extinguished.
G. 
The Fire Marshal, Police Officer, or any Borough Official may order an outdoor burning activity to cease if conditions are such or the activity is so situated as to endanger the health or safety of persons or property located in the general area of the activity. If the party responsible for the outdoor burning activity does not immediately comply with an order to cease given pursuant to this subsection, the party responsible shall be subject to the penalties set forth below. Any open fire or use of a chimenea, outdoor fireplace, or fire pit which creates a nuisance or is deemed to be a hazard is to be extinguished.
H. 
Outdoor burning is not permitted when the wind exceeds 10 miles per hour.
I. 
While outdoor burning is being conducted, it shall be attended by a person of at least 18 years of age at all times.
J. 
Adequate fire-suppression equipment such as shovels, fire extinguishers rated at 4A or larger, water hoses, or like equipment sufficient to extinguish the fire shall be present on the property at all times outdoor burning is conducted.
K. 
No person shall cause an open fire or outdoor fire to be used or maintained in such a manner as to cause a nuisance to neighbors.
L. 
Fire pits are not permitted for multifamily properties, single-family only.
Any person who is not in full compliance with this chapter or who otherwise violates any provision of this chapter or of the rules and regulations issued hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1-1, of this Code.