Fire Department

Burk's Falls & District Fire Department

For Emergencies call: 911

Fire Rating: Moderate, No Daytime Burning

Guide to Fire Ratings

Low - No Daytime burning allowed

  • Open Air Burning and Incinerators, including burn barrels with 3/8" mesh as lid allowed.
  • Starting at 6pm and completely out by 10am.
  • Only environmentally friendly products may be burned.
  • Camp Fires are allowed for cooking & warmth at anytime

Moderate - No Daytime burning allowed

  • Open Air Burning and Incinerators, including burn barrels with 3/8" mesh as lid allowed.
  • Starting at 6pm and completely out by 10am.
  • Only environmentally friendly products may be burned.
  • Camp Fires are allowed for cooking & warmth at anytime

High - No Daytime burning allowed - Including Incinerators. No Open Burning. No Fireworks

  • Only enclosed camp fires are allowed for cooking & warmth
    • Enclosed fire, surrounding by brick / stones or in a metal burn container / ring no bigger than 2 feet / 24 inches

Extreme  - COMPLETE FIRE BAN

  • No burning allowed at anytime
  • No fireworks

Please note:

  • No daytime burning permitted between 10am to 6pm from April 1st to October 31st.
  • No accelerants are permitted.
  • You are required to have at least 2 pails of water, shovels, and anything that can assist in containing or extinguishing the fire should it spread from its origin.
  • All fires must be under constant supervision and control from time of lighting until it is totally extinguished. Use plenty of water to extinguish the fire.
  • If you have any questions with regards to fire safety, please do not hesitate to contact the Fire Prevention Office at the above contact details.

OPEN AIR BURNING BY-LAW 31-17

FAQ's

Can I get a burn permit?

NO – We do not issue burn permit for domestic burning.
We issue a general contractor burn permit for land clearing for new builds ONLY.
This requires a fire safety inspection of property before and while burning; there is a cost involved.

Can I have a campfire while the fire rating is on HIGH?

YES – Follow the guidelines as set out in the explanation of HIGH and notes below the explanations.
All fires are to be fully extinguished before leaving.

Can I burn furniture, bed mattresses, and household rubbish?

NO – Do not burn anything that is environmentally unfriendly. Untreated or natural materials only.

Can I have a campfire when the rating is at EXTREME?

NO – No fires are permitted.

When can I set fireworks?

ONLY – When the fire rating is LOW or MODERATE.
Read the manufactures instruction prior setting fireworks.  Please be responsible when setting fireworks.  Though they are fun to watch, once in the air, they are unpredictable.

Can I light and release Chinese lanterns?

NO – There are By-Laws in the municipalities of Burk’s Falls, Ryerson and Armour that prohibit this action.

Always Think Safety Before Making A Fire And Before Setting Off Fireworks.

Contact Info

Contact Name
Dave McNay
Contact Title
Fire Chief
Phone
705-382-4010
Fax
705-382-2273

Address

162 Main Street, P.O. Box 70Burk’s Falls, ON P0A1C0
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