2. In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the
citizens of Red Bluff, Chapter 8: Fire Department, Article II: FIRE
CODE, Section 8.17 of the Code of The City of Red Bluff is amended to
read as follows:
Section 307 of the International Fire Code is amended in the following respects.
The Fire Chief, Air Pollution Control Officer, or their authorized
representative is authorized to require that open burning be
immediately discontinued, if he or hse determines that smoke emissions
are offensive to occupants of surrounding property, or if the open
burning is determined to consitute a hazardous condition.
The Fire Chief is authorized to enforce a ban on all open burning during periods of critical fire danger.
(A) Open Burning/Residential.
(1) Residential open burning, including without
limitation burn barrels, is prohibited within the City of Red Bluff at
(2) The following exceptions apply to the ban on residential open burning:
(a) Fire used for the cooking of
food products for human consumption within an appropriate barbeque on
public or private property.
(b) Fires permitted in paragraph
(B) "Land clearing" or paragraph (C) "Special Events" below.
(c) Portable manufactured outdoor
fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure
or within 15 feet of any comustible materials.
Only small twigs, sticks, or properly-sized natural wood
(approved by the AHJ) shall be used. These portable outdoor
fireplaces shall only be used on private property in which the
person burning has the burden of proof they have permission to be on
the property. Outdoor fireplaces shall be continuously attended
until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire
extinguisher complying with Section 906 of the California Fire
Code with a minimum of a 4-A rating or other approved on-site
fire extinguishing equipment, such as water barrels of no less
than 5 gallons or garden hoses, shall be available for immediate
utilization. If the fire escapes, that person will be held liable
for damagees and/or suppression costs. At any time, the Fire
chief and/or their representative reserves the right to determine the
fire a nuisance and have the fire extinguished.
(B) Land Clearing.
(1) A land clearing permit must be obtained first
from Tehama County Air Pollution Control and then from Red Bluff Fire
(2) A water
supply or other approved fire-extinguishing equipment shall be readily
available for use at the open burning site.
(3) The burning site shall be attended by a person
knowledgeable in the use of the fire-extinguishing equipment required
by this section. An attendant shall supervise the burning material
until the fire has been extinguished.
Events. Special event burning is authorized when a permit is obtained
for a warming fire or cooking with the following criteria:
(1) Pit location must be inspected prior to digging;
(2) Twenty-foot clearance of all vegetation around the pit;
(3) There must be at least one adult in actual
attendance with water, garden hose, shovel, or other fire extinguishing
equipment on hand at all times;
(4) The pit must have a wire-mesh top;
(5) Only wood or barbecue charcoal can be burned in the pit.
With the prior written approval of the Fire Chief and the Air Pollution
Control Officer, or their authorized representative(s), fire set to
instruct or train public or industrial employees in methods of
firefighting are permitted.