[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden 10-24-2012 by Ord. No. 918. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 90.
The purpose of this chapter is to:
Protect the air resources of the Borough of Baden in order to:
Regulate the disposal of garbage and other domestic refuse in a manner consistent with environmental protection and public health concerns.
Restrict the production and emission of smoke, soot, fly ash, fumes and other particulate and gaseous products of combustion within the Borough limits.
Regulate the setting of fires within the Borough.
Control the burning of refuse with the Borough in a manner consistent with the provisions of the Air Pollution Control Act (Act No. 787 of 1959, as amended) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
All outside burning by any commercial business is prohibited, but this prohibition shall not apply to any incinerator or furnace built within or constructed within a building, provided that the chimney of that incinerator or furnace extends beyond the roof level 10 feet higher than the highest adjoining building on the adjacent premises, and proved further that the chimney has a wire screen or other top so constructed as to prevent fly ash from escaping.
Except as expressly permitted below, all outside burning of any material is prohibited.
Charcoal, wood or gas fires kindled for the purpose of outside barbecues are permitted.
Campfires or ceremonial bonfires may be set, but only with prior approval (permit) of the Chief of the Borough of Baden Volunteer Fire Department as to location, material, duration and required safety precautions. The fire must be under the attendance of a legal adult (over the age of 18) not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Fireplaces and properly vented freestanding stoves within private residences are permitted for the purposes of providing heat or aesthetic enjoyment, but in no event shall rubbish or anything that produces the hazardous emission of soot, fly ash or fumes be burned therein.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.