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Reminder: Ban on Open Air Burning

(Friday, June 18, 2010) – Even with very hazardous weather conditions, which are forecast to continue in the coming days, Halifax Fire and Emergency (HRFE) is concerned that there are still a number of illegal burns within the region.

HRFE reminds residents that the open air burning ban, announced after the West Porter’s Lake fire on June 15, is still in effect in all areas of HRM. All Department of Natural Resources and HRM burning permits for areas within the Municipality are cancelled at this time. Although approved outdoor wood burning appliances may be used throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality, they must be used following provisions outlined in Burning By-Law O-103.

Residents should be aware that any person who is convicted of failing to comply with any provision of this by-law may be fined between $100 and $5,000. In addition to any fines, anyone convicted may be ordered to pay all expenses incurred in correcting the contraventions of the by-law or any damages associated with such contraventions.

The ban remains in place until further notice.

For information, contact HRFE Fire Prevention Services at 490-5546 or through the web at


Don Day
HRFE Divisional Chief, Fire Prevention




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