There is an increased awareness about the dangers
of (CO) Carbon Monoxide.
Remember! CO is an oderless, silent killer.
The symptoms include sudden flu like symptoms by all members of the
household. Every home should include a CO detector, even if
you have your furnace inspected annually. If you think you
have a CO problem, dial 911.
Sometimes residents hesitate to call the fire
department if they have a small fire or a problem that the fire
department can assist with. THERE IS NO CHARGE for any fire
department service. Don't let embarrassment delay a call that
could mean the difference between a minor or major problem.
(a) Open Burning Prohibited.
No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor
fire within the corporate limits of the Village of Kimberly
excepting as set forth in Subsection (b) of this Section. The
purpose of this Section is to prohibit or strictly control the
burning of materials in the Village of Kimberly because of the air
and water pollution which results from such burning. It is
felt that only by completely prohibiting the outside burning of
rubbish, leaves and other combustibles can this unnecessary
pollution be abated. The use of outdoor portable
incinerators, drums, barrels or other containers, or outdoor or
inside fireplaces for the burning of leaves, trash, garbage,
building materials or refuse is hereby prohibited.
(1) Outdoor cooking over a fire contained in a device or structure
designed for such use;
(2) Controlled burning of grass or similar vegetation for
environmental management purposes, with the prior written approval
of the Fire Chief;
(3) Ceremonial campfire or bonfires, with prior written approval of
the Fire Chief.
(4) The use of outdoor permanent incinerators is hereby prohibited,
except upon application and issuance of an annual permit. The
operation of permanent incinerators by permit shall be done in a
safe and proper manner and manufacturer's specifications on the
operation of permanent incinerators shall be followed. The
following requirements shall be applicable:
a. Any burning permitted under this Subsection shall be conducted
in a safe, nuisance-free manner in accordance with Kimberly
Fire Department rules and regulations and only at such
times, locations and manner specified by the Fire Department.
Permits shall only be issued by the Fire Department when it is
unreasonable to dispose of the waste materials in any other manner
than by burning or where a hardship would be created by such a
refusal to issue said permit.
b. Copies of all burning permits issued shall be immediately
forwarded to the Chief of Police, who, with the Fire Department
Chief, will examine semiannually all permits issued during the
previous period and regulations necessary to limit existing
c. Burning permits may be cancelled by the issuing authority, the
Fire Department, by written notice to the permit holder of the
reasons for the cancellation.
d. Permits issued under this Subsection, unless otherwise
specified, shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from the
date of issue, unless otherwise cancelled pursuant to this
(5) Other occasions of desirable outdoor burning not specified by
this Subsection, but not as an alternative to refuse removal or
disposal of which other methods are available, may be granted
single occasion approval as in Subsections (2) and (3) above.
(6) Whenever approval and special permit are granted by the Fire
Chief under Subsection (b)(2), (3), (4) and (5) of this Section,
the permit may specify and be conditioned on observance of safety
restrictions and insurance requirements set forth therein.
(c) Chief may Prohibit
The Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires
and outdoor rubbish
fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such
(d) Burning on Streets. No materials may be burned upon any
street, curb, gutter or sidewalk.
(e) Liability. Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor
fires shall be responsible for any liability resulting from damage
caused by his fire.
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