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10.16.050 HAZARDOUS FIRE AREAS.

(a) For purposes of this Section, "hazardous fire area" means any property owned, leased, or otherwise occupied by the City that is designated as a hazardous fire area by the City Manager or the Fire Chief pursuant to this Section.

(b) Whenever the City Manager or the Fire Chief determines that a fire hazard exists on property owned, leased, or otherwise occupied by the City because of the presence of flammable material or cover or the usage of the property, the area may be declared to be a hazardous fire area. In any such declaration, restrictions on usage may be designated for the hazardous fire area.

(c) The City Manager or the Fire Chief may restrict, condition, or prohibit smoking, flammable material usage or possession, specified occupancies or uses, and entry to the property, as the official believes necessary to protect the public safety.

(d) Notice of the declaration will be posted at intervals of approximately every 300 feet around the boundaries of the declared hazardous fire area; provided, however, that in areas where steepness of grade, inaccessibility, or other conditions make such signage infeasible at 300-foot increments, the notice shall be posted as deemed proper by the Fire Chief or City Manager. The City Manager or the Fire Chief may also cause notice of the declaration to be published in a newspaper of general circulation or otherwise promulgated as he or she believes is appropriate.

(e) It is unlawful for any person to enter upon or remain in any hazardous fire area that has been declared closed to entry pursuant to this Section or to violate any other condition, restriction, or prohibition contained in such a declaration.