Gainesville fire chief says open book burning not allowed in the city but Dove Church will still do it | Gainesville.com
Just a reminder to all: this same church has stood shoulder to shoulder with the Westboro Baptist hate church at demonstrations in FL.
The city of Gainesville has denied Dove World Outreach Center’s application for a burn permit to set fire to copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, but the church says it plans to burn the holy books anyway.
FROM GAINESVILLE CODE
Sec. 10-63. - General prohibition on outdoor burning and open burning.
Open burning and outdoor burning are prohibited in the City of Gainesville unless otherwise specifically permitted as provided by this article.
(a) Open burning of refuse. Open burning of the following materials is prohibited.
(1) Construction and demolition waste.
(2) Hazardous substances including but not limited to batteries, household chemicals, pesticides, used oil, gasoline, paints, varnishes, and solvents.
(3) Furniture and appliances.
(5) Any plastic materials including but not limited to nylon, PVC, ABS, polystyrene or urethane foam, and synthetic fabrics, plastic films and plastic containers.
(7) Corrugated cardboard, container board, office paper.
(8) Treated or painted wood including but not limited to plywood, composite wood products or other wood products that are painted, varnished or treated with preservatives.
Gene Prince, interim chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue, said Wednesday that under the city’s fire prevention ordinance, an open burning of books is not allowed.
Dove World has made international news since announcing its intention to burn the holy book of Islam to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Telephone and e-mail messages left for church officials were not immediately returned Wednesday.
But permit or no permit, the church has indicated it will go ahead with its planned protest of Islam.