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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 53: Engineers; promulgation of rules and regulations for fire prevention

Section 53. They may make regulations as to the carrying of fire, firebrands, lighted matches or other ignited materials openly in the streets or thoroughfares of their town, or of such parts thereof as they may designate, or as to prohibiting owners or occupants of buildings within their town, or such part thereof as they may designate, from maintaining any defective chimney, hearth, oven, stove or stove pipe, fire frame or other fixture, deposit of ashes or whatever may give just cause of alarm or be the means of kindling or spreading fire. Whoever violates any such rule or regulation shall forfeit not more than $200.