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BURN BAN: Why can’t fire department fine offender?

Letter by John T. Cox, Fife on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm | No Comments »
January 22, 2013 12:36 pm

I was surprised to see a business openly using a burn barrel to warm customers at its outdoor venue on Sunday. Thinking I was doing the right thing, I tried to report it. That was a waste of time.

The fire department showed up and was told that the business didn’t know there was a burn ban in effect and they would put out the fire. The fire department was satisfied and left.

Now I have to ask, what good does it does to report violations? The fire department won’t issue a fine; it said it was not their responsibility to enforce the ban other than making them put out the fire.

 

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