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Federal regulations do not address the disposal of smoke detectors, heatdetectors, flame detectors and/or other types of fire detection systems and/or components. More...
For a detailed guide from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, click below.
Mass General Law Chapter 48, Section 13 prohibits open air burning without permission. Chimineas and fire pits are considered open burning and as such require a permit. Due to the proximity of structures and concern over fire spread, in Watertown, the fire department does not issue burning permits. If you use a chiminea/fire pit on your property and the Watertown Fire Department responds, the fire will be extinguished and the person operating the chiminea/fire pit would be subject to a fine of up to $500.00.
If the detector is just chirping, thumping, or buzzing, it probably means that the battery is low. Replace the battery as soon as possible. Without a working battery, a smoke detector can't do its job and the risk of dying in a fire increases greatly.