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Open Air Burning Requirements
June 17, 2020 – Fire Ban Lifted
Media Release 20-42 – Fire Ban Lifted July 17, 2020
Burn Permits are still required even when a Fire Ban is not in effect. Please download the Burning Permit Application from the Fire Prevention Helpful Links box located to the right.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2 DAY PERIOD TO PROCESS YOUR BURN PERMIT APPLICATION, NOTED ON THE APPLICATION FORM, HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 3 – 4 BUSINESS DAYS.
The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them.
April 1st to October 31st of any year is considered Fire Season. No person shall set, maintain, or cause to be set or maintained, Open Air Fire between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM unless a Burning Permit has been obtained as authorized by By-law 19-57.
No person shall start a fire outdoors during the Fire Season for the purpose of burning piled wood, brush, leaves or discarded wood products unless:
- a responsible person is available and in attendance at all times until the fire is completely extinguished;
- the material is burned in a single pile that is less than two (2) metres in diameter and less than two (2) metres high;
- only burn wood or by-products of wood;
- fire must be at least three (3) metres from combustible materials, property line, buildings, fences, trees and roadway;
- the responsible person has tools and/or extinguishing agent adequate to contain and completely extinguish the fire; and
- the fire must be completely extinguished before the burn site is vacated.
Any persons setting an outdoor fire shall be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons, and be liable for all costs incurred by the Fire Department. Contravention of these restrictions will result in fines.
A total ban against outdoor burning may be declared when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances warrant it. It is YOUR responsibility to be aware of fire bans. You can also view the fire meter on the home page of the Township’s website at www.mindenhills.ca.
If you wish to burn during the day you must apply for a Burning Permit. The fee for a Burning Permit is $50.00. Please note that the Fire Department requires a minimum of two (2) business days to process permits.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” TM is aimed at educating everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them, safe in the kitchen.
Unattended cooking is the number #1 cause of fires in Ontario.
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