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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

10.16.040 FIRE ZONE.

(a) There is established about the scene of every fire during its course a "fire zone," which will consist of all public and private streets within a radius of three hundred feet or more from such fire, and in any case shall include the two closest street intersections.

(b) All traffic, vehicular and pedestrian, including but not limited to, locomotives, railroad cars, within a "fire zone" shall stop and no person shall move, operate or start to move or operate any vehicle except upon orders of the Chief of Police or a chief fire officer.

(c) It is unlawful to enter a "fire zone" or to stop, stand, or park in such a manner as to hinder the apparatus of the fire department in entering or leaving any "fire zone."

(d) Such "fire zone" shall remain in existence until such time as the fire chief or his or her authorized agent has declared the emergency past.