Current through Register Vol. 1431; November 27, 2020
Section 12.09 - Rules of Conduct on DCR Properties - Fires, Burning(1) Any fire, ember, or burning briquettes shall be continuously under the care and direction of a competent adult from the time of kindling until it is extinguished. DCR properties may be designated where fires shall be limited to gaseous or flammable liquid fuels only.(2) No person within the confines of any DCR property shall throw away or discard, unless in a designated receptacle, any match, cigarette, cigar, embers or briquettes, whether burning or not, or any other burning object which has not been entirely extinguished.(3) No person may kindle, build, maintain, or use a fire of any type other than within grills or fire rings intended for such use at designated picnic and camping areas. Portable stoves using gaseous or flammable liquid fuels and charcoal grills, hibachis, and other apparatus for cooking may be used in other locations at a designated camping site if permission to do so is granted by DCR personnel.(4) DCR personnel may limit the size of all campfires and may prescribe safety precautions.(5) A person must extinguish all smoking materials and fires, and refrain from building fires, in areas where: (a) DCR has made a determination of extreme fire hazard;(b) the existence of an extreme fire hazard has been posted; or(c) DCR personnel have communicated the same.(6) Between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M., open air fires are not permitted in any DCR campsite, camping structure or camping area.(7) A person who builds a fire in a designated day use area or camping area must fully extinguish such fire not less than 30 minutes before departing the area.(8) On islands in the Boston Harbor Islands State Park where camping is permitted, open fires are allowed only in the intertidal zone.(9) No person shall move, carry, transport or ship (or authorize or allow any other person to do the same) firewood, green lumber and other material living, dead, cut, or fallen, inclusive of nursery stock, logs, roots, branches, and debris; manufactured pallet(s), manufactured pallet(s) scrap material, and scrap wood construction materials into or out of DCR campgrounds, camping areas, or day use areas unless specifically authorized in writing by the Commissioner.Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1272, eff. 10/24/2014.