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31.20.040 Fire Marshal Authorized to Abate Hazard and Assign Costs.

Where the Fire Marshal or Fire Bureau official in charge of the incident deems conditions exist that are deemed hazardous to life and property, except as limited by this Title, he/she is authorized to abate summarily such hazardous conditions that are in violation of this Title.  Any costs associated with such summary abatement shall be charged against the property using the procedure provided for in City Code Chapter 22.  The owner, occupant or other person in charge shall be immediately notified of the action taken and ordered by the Fire Marshal to secure the premises in full compliance with this Title.