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BURN BAN CANCELLED

Posted: June 4, 2021

RM OF CORNWALLIS

BURNING BAN

HAS BEEN CANCELED

INDIVIDUALS ARE REMINED THAT:   BYLAW NO. 1667/02/2017

 

AUTHORIZATION to conduct outdoor fire burning does not exempt or excuse a person from the responsibility, consequences, damages, or injuries resulting from the authorized burning and does not excuse a person from complying with other applicable laws, ordinances or regulations.

a) Any outdoor fire shall be supervised by the owner or occupier of the land or a person authorized by the owner or occupier of the land.

b) No person shall start an outdoor fire on any land without taking sufficient precautions that are reasonably necessary to protect persons and the property of others from the fire.

c) No person shall start an outdoor fire unless all precautions are taken to ensure that the fire can be kept under control, or when weather conditions are conducive to a fire burning out of control.

d) No person shall cause an outdoor fire to be started in order to guard property; clear land or burn debris; burn crop, stubble or grass; unless the land on which the fire is started is completely surrounded by a fire guard consisting of:

i) a strip of land free of flammable material, or of sufficient width to control the fire

ii) by natural or man-made barriers, water, or

iii) by a combination of (i) and (ii).

e) The smoke from an outdoor fire shall not pose unreasonable hazard to the health of any person or reduce the visibility on any road or highway.

f) A sufficient water supply and means of fire suppression capable of extinguishing the outdoor fire based on its fuel loading and size shall be available on site.

g) All fires must be extinguished when unsupervised.

 

 

 

MUNICIPAL OFFICE – 204-725-8686