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It is the individual and/or business to ensure that conditions are in accordance with applicable State, County and Local fire regulations. By signing this inspection, I certify that I have received a copy of the Olathe Municipal Code 16.05-50 Section 307 fire regulations. I also agree to adhere to the requirements set forth in the fire codes.
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307.1 General. A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorize to be kindled or maintained any open burning unless conducted and approved in accordance with Sections 307.1.1 through 307.5.
307.1.1 Prohibited open burning. Open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
Exceptions: Prescribed burning for the purpose of reducing the impact of wildland fire when authorized by the fire code offical.
307.1.2 Nature of material being burned. The burning of heavy smoke producing materials is probibited. No processed construction wood products shall be burned.
307.1.3 Meteorological conditions. Open burning shall not be initiated until at least one hour after sunrise and shall be extinguished at least two hours prior to sunset. Burning shall be restricted to periods when surface wind speed is less than 15 m.p.h.
307.1.4 Commercial open burning operations. All commercial open burning permits will be required to have an air curtain destructor and pit.
307.1.5 Open burning operations near airports. All burning operations within 1 mile of an airport must obtain approval from the airport authority prior to the burning.
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 pest, or a bonfire. Application of such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled.
307.2.1 Authorization. Where required by state or local law or regulation, open burning shall only be permitted with prior approval from the state or local air and water quality management authority, provided that all conditions specified in the authorization are followed.
307.2.2 Permit validity. Open burning permits have an operational period of up to three (3) days as noted on the permit unless restricted by state or local authorities. Permits shall not be transferrable.
307.3 Extinguishment authority. When open burning creates or adds to a hazardous situation, or a required permit for open burning has not been obtained, the fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of the open burning operation.
307.4 Location. The location for residential open burning shall not be less than one hundred (100) feet from any structure or public roadway. Exceptions:
1. Fires in approved containers that are not less than thirty (30) feet from a structure or public roadway. .
2. The minimum required distance from a structure or public roadway shall be fifty (50) feet where the pile size is three (3) feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height
307.4.1 Commercial open burning. The location for commercial open burning shall not be less than one thousand (1000) feet from any structure or public roadway, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within on thousand (1000) feet from any structure or public roadway.
307.4.2 Bonfires. A bonfire shall not be conducted with fifty (50) feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread with fifty (50) feet of a structure or combustible material shall be eliminated prior to igniton. Bonfire dimensions shall not exceed six (6) feet in diameter and six (6) feet in height.
307.4.4 Portable outdoor fireplaces. Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated with fifteen (15) feet of a structure or combustible material.
Exception: Portable outdoor fireplaces used at one and two-family dwellings
307.5 Attendance. Open burning, bonfires, recreational fires and use of portable outdoor fireplaces shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one (1) 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.