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STIRLING-RAWDON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Outdoor Burning Rules

By-law No. 698-09

Outdoor Burning Requires a Burning Permit

Notify your neighbour's before any open air burning

Open Air Burning on Farms you must call the Fire Department at 613-395-0214 before you start burning and after you are finished burning

Schedule "B" of By-law No. 698-09

The Corporation of the Township of Stirling-Rawdon

Burning Permit Terms AND Conditions

The following are the burning terms and conditions set for allowable burning within the Township of Stirling-Rawdon.
  1. The permit holder shall keep a valid burning permit and a copy of the terms and conditions at the site of the burning operation conducted under the permit
  2. The person in charge of the burning operation conducted under this permit shall produce and show the permit to any of the following persons:
    • Fire Chief
    • Deputy Chief
    • Fire Captain
    • Fire Prevention Coordinator
    • Police Officer
    whenever requested
  3. All open air burning must be done during daylight hours
  4. The fire is tended by at least one (1) responsible adult until out and that person has adequate knowledge, tools and water to contain the fire
  5. The area to be burned must be less than 3 meters (9.75 feet) by 3 meters (9.75 feet)
  6. The length of flaming edge must be less than 12 meters (39 feet)
  7. The fire must be less than 2 meters (6.5 feet) high
  8. The fire must not be less than 3 meters (9.8 feet) from any building, structure, hedge, fence, vehicular roadway, overhead wiring, or any object or material which has the potential to ignite
  9. No piles to be burned shall be greater than 2 meters (6.5 feet) high and 2 meters (6.5 feet) in diameter. Piles must be separated by a minimum of 10 meters (32.5 feet). No more than one pile can be burning at any time
  10. At no time will any materials be ignited or allowed to burn if wind conditions are such that burning embers, particles or smoke are, or could pose a threat or inconvenience to any persons or properties
  11. The permit holder and/or the corporation, company, agency, club or group represented by the permit holder assumes full responsibility for
    • Any injuries to persons or damages to properties resulting from the fire or its products
    • Any costs incurred by the Township, including wear or damages to equipment to control or extinguish the fire and/or other fires caused by said fire or its products
  12. All residual materials not consumed by the fire must be removed within twenty-four (24) hours from the time of extinguishment, stipulated in the permit, to a proper garbage receptacle or to designated dump. Note: it is the permit holders responsibility to ensure all residual ashes are completely extinguished and cool before removing and discarding
  13. Special terms and conditions

    Incinerator Burning
    • All burning must be in an enclosed device
    • Incinerator burning must be conducted during daylight hours
    • At least 5 meters (16.25 feet) from any forest area
    • At least 2 meters (6.5 feet) from any flammable materials
    • Covered by mesh less than 5 millimeters (0.19 inches) in size
    • A responsible adult must monitor the fire until out


    Recreational Burning
    • Fire must be confined to an approved open burning device
    • Only charcoal or clean, dry, seasoned wood without preservatives can be burned
    • Burning to be at least 3 meters (9.8 feet) from adjacent property
    • Burning to be at least 3 meters (9.8 feet) from all buildings
    • Burning to be supervised by an adult at all times
    • An effective extinguishing agent or device of sufficient size and with the capability of extinguishing the fire shall be immediately available
    • Burning is permitted at ground level only
    • Smoke from recreational burning must not obscure roads or homes and must not inconvenience other persons or properties
    • Recreational burning is not permitted when the wind speed exceeds 30 kilometers per hour, during a restricted fire ban, or when a smog alert has been declared by the Ministry of Environment


    Open Air Burning on Farms
    • The Fire Department must be notified before start of burn and when burn is completed
    • Open air burning on farms must be conducted during daylight hours
    • Open air burning must be supervised by a competent person
    • Open air burning is not permitted when the wind speed exceeds 30 kilometers per hour, during a restricted fire ban or when a smog alert has been declared by the Ministry of Environment or when the Natural Resources Canada fire danger rating is greater than low
    • Open air burning must be confined to an area that is at least 45 meters (150 feet) from any building, highway, road or wooded area
    • Steps must be taken to ensure that smoke does not have a negative impact on motorists using roads in the vicinity of the burn

During a restricted Fire Ban as announced by the Township of Stirling-Rawdon Fire Chief, any and all Burning Permits are REVOKED until the ban is lifted.

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