The Province-wide burn ban has been extended to June 1st: Current do’s and don’ts

General Intrests

****  Ibfo via the HRFE:

The Province-wide burn ban has been extended to June 1st, including domestic burning and beach fires. Outdoor wood burning appliances and campfires are now allowed from, 7pm to midnight, with some limitations as described below.

Outdoor wood burning appliances:

• permitted in all zones
• must be manufactured;
• manufacturer’s instructions are followed;
• outdoor wood burning appliances are not placed on wooden decks or combustible platforms;
• the appliance is equipped with a spark arrester with no opening larger than 9.65 mm (3/8″);
• only dry seasoned firewood is used;
• clearances of 4.75 metres (15 feet) are maintained from a dwelling or accessory building and;
• only one outdoor wood burning appliance is used on a property at a time.

Campfires:

• only permitted in no-permit required zones (must not have both water and sewer services);
• all campfires shall be contained, using non-combustible material, which will prevent the accidental spreading of the fire;
• only dry seasoned firewood shall be used;
• clearances of 4.75 metres (15 feet) shall be maintained from a dwelling or accessory building; and
• only one campfire may be permitted on a property at a time.

For more information visit halifax.ca/coronavirus

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