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609.5.1 Cooking Operations
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Unless otherwise approved by the Commissioner of Buildings, the burning of solid fuel in commercial cooking equipment, such as briquettes, mesquite, hardwood, or charcoal, shall be allowed only for purposes of flavor enhancement. Solid fuel shall be ignited with a match or other approved means. Combustible or flammable liquids shall not be used. Matches shall not be stored in the immediate vicinity of cooking equipment. Solid fuel shall be added to the fire in a safe manner and only in quantities that will not create a flame higher than required. Long-handled tongs, hooks and other required devices shall be provided and used in order to safely add fuel, adjust the fuel, position and control the fire without having to reach into the fire box. The room where solid fuel is stored or used shall be protected throughout by a sprinkler system.
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