I bought a chiminea from a store in Watertown, why can't I use it at my home in Watertown?

Mass General Law Chapter 48, Section 13 prohibits open air burning without permission. Chimineas and fire pits are considered open burning and as such require a permit. Due to the proximity of structures and concern over fire spread, in Watertown, the fire department does not issue burning permits. If you use a chiminea/fire pit on your property and the Watertown Fire Department responds, the fire will be extinguished and the person operating the chiminea/fire pit would be subject to a fine of up to $500.

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