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Burn Permits

Failure to comply with the permit's guidelines shall result in immediate cancellation of the permit. Keep at least 50 feet from buildings for confined fires and 300 feet from buildings for open fires. Burn only dry materials. Don't burn petroleum products, plastics, rubber or anything that will cause excessive smoke.

Burn less than two cubic metres of material at one time. Note: more than 2 cubic metres requires site inspection by fire service.

Provide 3 pails of water (20 litres each) or a charged garden hose shall be maintained at the burning site. A bottom-ventilated steel drum covered by a spark screen will confine a fire.

Supervise the fire at all times.

Don't burn on days where rain, fog or any other weather condition prevents smoke from being readily dispersed. Inform your neighbors when you plan to burn to minimize complaints. Do not burn where smoke will bother your neighbors or blow across roadways and hamper driving visibility. If you have any questions about burning permits, please don't hesitate to contact the fire department by calling (705) 753-1171

Section 7.1 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4, (Fire Protection and Prevention Act) provides that a municipality may pass a by-law to regulate fire prevention and the setting of open air fires, including establishing the times during which open air fires may be set and the precautions to be observed by persons setting such fires.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 2 (1) (b) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, c.25, 1997, as amended and will be used to determine the eligibility for a Burn Permit.

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