Councilman Steve Stycos is sponsoring an ordinance to change the city’s laws on outdoor fires at residences. The new rules were drafted in conjunction with the Cranston Fire Department, Stycos said.
The ordinance committee will vote on this new proposal at its Dec. 7 meeting.
Councilman Stycos said that he was prompted to draft new legislation after one of his constituents told him that a neighbor was burning a fire within a few feet of her apartment’s property line and the smoke was getting into her apartment and affecting the asthma and lung problems of her and the fellow occupant. Stycos said he looked at the properties and saw that the neighbors were “burning very close to the property line” and there was also “large trees” nearby.