Fire Ban

A fire ban is currently in effect for fires bigger than one cubic meter until further notice.

During a fire ban, all existing burn permits are suspended for the duration of the ban. No new burn permits will be issued.

When is a Burn Permit Necessary?

It is mandatory to be in possession of a burning permit if any open-air fire is bigger than one (1) cubic metre (3 feet by 3 feet).

Form and Fees

Applications for burn permits are available (temporarily unavailable) online or at the Town Hall.

The permit fee is $50.00 for a period of 90 days.


People setting open-air fires or brush fires without a permit (or if the fire burns out of control) will be charged a user fee if the Fire Department responds or may be subject to a fine under the Provincial Offences Act.

Criteria for an open fire less than one cubic metre

  • An open-air fire shall be used to burn only dry firewood.
  • An open-air fire shall be located at a minimum distance of 5 metres (16 feet) from any part of a main building, any rear or side lot line or property limit, any tree, hedge, fence, overhead wiring and any combustible material.

Outdoor Fireplace

If the base of the open-air fire cannot be located at a minimum of 5 metres (16 feet), the open-air fire shall be contained within an outdoor fireplace, which reduces the minimum distances to 2 metres (6 feet).

The outdoor fireplace shall be a manufactured, non-burnable, enclosed container designed to hold a small fire for decorative purposes, which does not exceed 1 cubic metre in size, includes a chimney and a spark arrestor.

The outdoor fireplace must be located on a non-burnable surface (stone, brick, concrete, etc.).