Legal: 2004 Chiminea Case

Outdoor Fireplace: 2004 Chiminea Case = Perpetrator Dick March, of Hamilton Ave., Auburn, a volunteer fire fighter. He was arrested and fined for smoke injury to his neighbors. As reported in the The Citizen, by Craig Fox, staff writer. This is a scan of the article, perhaps you can piece together the story.

Pregnant woman and family of young children are protected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Volunteer firefighter  would not stop burning, causing smoke injury to a family downwind.  He is arrested and fined. Legislation is proposed that would allow fire department officials to order a resident to extinguish the fire if a neighbor objects to it.


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