Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

Summer Fire and Firework Restrictions

June 24, 2016

By Order of the Fire Marshal: The following restrictions shall apply to all open fires and the use of fireworks. The restrictions will be in effect through July 31, 2016, or until conditions improve.

Restrictions Defined

The use of any open flame device, open fires (including recreational fires and campfires), and the use of any firework device shall be prohibited in the defined restricted areas.
Geographical Areas Defined

All areas east of Harrison Boulevard from the north city boundary to the south city boundary.
All wooded areas along the City and River Parkway beginning at Ford Boulevard and continuing along the pathways to the west city boundary and the south city boundary. This also includes all associated parks along the river corridor.
All of Fort Buenaventura, the city baseball park and dog park area located off of A Ave.
The old landfill property located at approx. 2550 A Ave., near Fort Buenaventura.
All open fields, vacant lots, wooded areas, and brush-covered hillsides throughout the city.

Unlawful Acts Defined

Mountainous, brush-covered, or forest-covered areas;
The wildland urban interface area; or
Land being used for an agricultural purpose.

Penalties Defined

A violation of a notice issued under this section is a class B misdemeanor, subject to the penalties provided under title 1, chapter 4, article A of this code.

Individuals responsible for fires that result from negligence including the parents of minors may be held accountable for the cost of damages and expenses related to firefighting efforts.

Last modified: December 19, 2016

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