A city of the first class may provide for the organization and support of a fire department;
procure fire engines, hooks, ladders, buckets, and other apparatus; organize fire
engine, hook and ladder, and bucket companies, and prescribe rules for duty and the
government of the fire department, with such penalties as the city council may deem
proper, not exceeding one hundred dollars; make all necessary appropriations for
the fire department; and establish regulations for the prevention and extinguishment
of fires. The city may prescribe limits within which no building shall be constructed except
of brick, stone, or other incombustible material, with fireproof roof, and impose
a penalty for the violation of such ordinance. The city may cause the destruction or removal of any building constructed or repaired
in violation of such ordinance, and after such limits are established, no special
permits shall be given for the erection or repairing of buildings of combustible material. The city may regulate the construction and inspection of, and order the suppression
of and cleaning of, fireplaces, chimneys, stoves, stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles,
forges, or any apparatus used in any building, business, or enterprise which may be
dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and prescribe limits within which dangerous
or obnoxious and offensive businesses or enterprises may be conducted.
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