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Instructions to fire wardens

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To Ake zg AXOiM  TowN.
When a dangeous Sr. ocurs near a town linf and through the
neglect or adeenro of the fre warden, it lo not attened to, the ar-
est nre warden' of the adjoining town shall take charge of and lUht
such fire until the proer autborites of the town In which It In situ-
ated Ohall arrive and assles charge. In much ems the town In which
the fire wmas situated shall, t course, pay the ire warden and men
from the adoilanin town whe assisted In fgting the are.
"All town Are wardens shall take prompt *ad effective mensures against
the
spread and Illegal setting of forest, marsh or swamp Ar  wible their own
and
adjointig towns." (Section 3)
lb FoRMED rM SarieO oF FMM.
Section 44065 is extretely important, as It gives the fire wardens
great authority and responsibilbty. and It they will use 'their aithority
by posting notices forbidding the setting of firesduring' a dangereumly
dry theg the nsual efeormous -     from ar   will be very materially
leend.
The notics refernd to. In -motion 440"  ae Porm No. III. wlilc.re
furnished by this OM     The naee' bottoe mayh bw itten byany fire
warden when needed, en cardboard or heavy paper, and pouted. Fire
wardens will be held strict'l atcbounlsbe for all 1kes' oecurring' lthin
their towns It they have siled to'pet uech notices durlna  daner-
ously dry thme. The notices shold be taken down, however, when the
period ot'danger had passed, se 'that the work of settiers shall'not be
needlessly retarded; ind written permission to set nres can ee given
where needed while the notices are up.
"Whenever the fire warden of any town becomes convinced that a  _agpoIy
dry time exists In Its vicinity, and that It Is Imprudent to set fre on any
land,
he shaii post or cause to be posted a notice In three public places In such
town
forbidding the setting qf any such ire ther"  and ar  the posting of
such
notices no person shall Wet any fire 'ujon any land In said town. except
for warm-
ing t  person or .cokair food until written perminol  has been received *Om
one of the frem wardens of sad town. All persona who start camp fe shall
exercise all reasonable precautions to prevent damage therefrom, and hal
ex-
tinguish the same before leaving them. Every person violating any provision
of this sthtlon sh11 be punished by a fise of not more than 50 or by Imprison-
ment In the county jail not m6re than six moeths for each offense.' (Section
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