Seagoville City Ordinance Spotlight: Fire Prevention

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SEAGOVILLE – Did you know that a person who is in control of a motor vehicle which strikes a domestic animal or livestock within the corporate limits of the city, and fails to report the accident to the city enforcement agent as soon as practical is in violation of a city ordinance?

SeagovilleNews.com publishes a weekly article featuring City of Seagoville ordinances that local residents need to know. This week’s city ordinance spotlight is FIRE PREVENTION.

• Burning of grass, weeds or other growth

A. The burning of grass, weeds or other growth or underbrush within the city limits, except under the actual physical standby supervision of the fire department, is hereby expressly prohibited.

B. Any person desiring to burn grass, weeds or other growth or underbrush shall first contact the fire chief or the fire marshal, at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the date and time desired for such burning, and shall make arrangements with such official, suitable and agreeable to the fire department, for the supervision of such burning. In no event shall such burning be commenced except at the express order of an authorized member of the fire department on the scene at the time, with standby equipment as arranged for and authorized by the fire chief or the fire marshal.

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• Impeding access to fire lane or fire zone

A. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to leave, park or stand any vehicle or other device which may impede access of the fire department in the discharge of their duty in any marked fire lane or zone in the city limits.

B. Any vehicle or device in violation shall be impounded by the city fire department or the city police department at the vehicle owner’s expense.

• Obstructing fire hydrant

It shall be unlawful for any person to park, to place, to stop, or to stand any vehicle or cause to be placed, any telegraph, telephone, electric light pole or any obstruction whatsoever, within ten feet (10′) of a fire hydrant.

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• Unlawful use of fire hydrant

It shall be unlawful for any person to open or close any fire hydrant connected with the water system of the city, or lift or remove the cover of any gate valve or shutoff thereof, without permission of the water and sewer superintendent, except in case of fire, and then only under direction of the officers of the fire department.

Source: City of Seagoville

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