Back Yard Fire Pits
With more residents at home during the COVID-19 crisis, we want families to be able to enjoy their yards now that the weather has become warmer.
Please keep in mind that recreational fire pits are regulated under the Town's Fire Protection Bylaw.
When a fire is burning it must be attended to at all times and a water source close at hand to extinguish the fire when you are done with it.
Tips for fire pit use:
- Only clean dry firewood is permitted to be burned in fire pits no yard rakings or cuttings.
Burning of prohibited materials can cause dense smoke and offensive odors to neighboring properties.
- Smoke from fire pits can cause adverse health effects in some people. Be aware of neighbors that may be negatively impacted by exposure to smoke from outdoor fire pits.
- Before using your fire pit, familiarize yourself with optimal wind conditions and take precautions to prevent smokefrom disturbing your neighbors.
High winds (20km and greater) may pose a fire hazard. Low wind speeds may contribute to poor air quality and reduce smoke dissipation.
- A metal grill/screen on top of the fire pit is required to be used, this reduces the size of the flame and helps prevent sparksand embers from escaping and igniting nearby materials.
Please follow the regulations to avoid possible fines which start at $250.00 and higher.