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Public Service Announcement
Grass and Brush Fires in HRM
(Friday, March 12, 2010) - Due to a lack of snow and the mild temperatures, HRM is experiencing a number of brush and grass fires. During the past week, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency have responded to over 20 brush fires - many of them serious; resulting from grass fires that "got away" from the residents who started them.
Residents are reminded that it is illegal to burn grass in HRM.
For many parts of HRM it is illegal to burn brush without a permit. At this time, HRMF is requesting that all residents familiarize themselves with Burning By-Law O-103, before they consider any type of open air burning.
Regardless of regulations contained in By-Law O-103, we are recommending that residents consider alternate methods of dealing with surplus brush. Alternatives to burning brush include the placement of five arm-load size bundles of brush, alongside their green cart, for collection during green cart collection week. Bundles are collected throughout the year, not just springtime.
For more information on collection services, please refer to http://www.halifax.ca/wrms, page 616 in the Aliant Yellow Pages, or call 490-4000.
For further information please contact:
Fire Prevention Division
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency
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