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Instructions to fire wardens

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special warning notices forbidding the setting of fires if It is a dan-
gerously dry time, and if he holds the Individuals who have set the fires
responsible under the law for any damage that may result. They, not
the fire warden, should do the watching.
SPECIAL WARNING NOTICES FORBIDDING FIRES.
Printed special warning notices will be issued by the department
for the use of fire wardens when forbidding the setting of fires during a
dangerously dry time, as provided for in section 4105a, Statutes of 1898.
In case fire wardens at any time find themselves without printed
special warning notices, they can write one as follows:
I,             , having been duly appointed FIre Warden for the town of
(3ounty of      , and being convinced that a dangerously dry time
exista in Its vicinity, do herewith ths-  day of      , 10-, In accord-
ance with the following provisions of section 4405s, Statutes cf 1898. forbad
the aetting of any fires on any land in this town except for warming the
person
or cooking food.
Section 4405a. Statutes of 1898. provides as foll.ows:  Whenever the fire
warden of any town becomes convinced that a dangerously dry time exists In
Its vicinity, and that It Is Imprudent to set fire on any land, he shall
post cr
cause to be posted a notice in three public places In such town forbldd:ng
the
setting of any duch fire therein, and after the pcsting of such notices no
person
shall set any fire upen any land In said town, except for warming the person
or cooking food, until written permission has been received from one of the
fire wardens of said town. All persons who start camp fires shall exercise
all
reasonable precautions to prevent damage therefrom, and shall extinguish
the
same before leaving them. Flvery person violating any provisien cf tb's see-
tion shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by Imprisonment
In
the county jail not more than six months for each offense.
Any person who shall destroy, deface. remove or disfigure this notice Is
liable
to a fine, Imprisonment, or both.
Fire wardens should be very careful not to post special warning
notices unnecessarily, for, according to Section 4405a, after sucd notices
are posted, "no person shall set any fire on any land in said town,
ex-
cept for warming the person or cooking food, until written permission
has been received from one of the fire wardens of said town." As
soon as the dangerous season Is over, special warning notices should
be taken down, but persons should, nevertheless, be warned that under
Section 4406, they are liable for all damages caused by fires set by
them.
GBNERAL INFORMATION.
MLACE OF TAKINO OATH OF OFFICK
An oath of office may be taken anywhere, outside of the town In
whieh a five warden is to held office as well as within It, and may be
taken before either a notary public or justice of the peace.
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