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The law in DC:
308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices and Liquefied-petroleum-gas-fueled cooking devices.
Pursuant to the DC Fire Prevention Code Outdoor Grill Safety Amendment Act of 1990, grills, charcoal burners, other open-flame cooking devices, and LP-gas burners with tanks shall not be operated on rooftop terraces, balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of any dwelling.
Exceptions: 1. Natural gas grills.
2. Any common area within an apartment complex designated by the landlord, management company, or owner for outdoor grill use.
That would include decks.