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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Open Air Burning By-law 0-103
(Friday, October 29, 2004)
- As of October 16, areas outside the No Burn Zone are allowed to
burn with the issuance of an HRM burning permit in accordance with
Section 12(i) of By-law #0-103 Respecting Open Air Burning. Department
of Natural Resources Burning Permits are not required between October
16 and April 14.
HRM burning permits may be obtained at your local fire station. All burning permits require a site inspection by the local fire station prior to a permit being issued.
The Exemption to the Open Air burning By-law #)-103, which HRM Council passed in the spring, is still in effect. This exemption allows residents of HRM to burn brush from fallen trees as a result of any natural disaster, or similar conditions (i.e. Hurricane Juan).
· This exemption may be granted at the discretion of the Local Chief or designate
• HRM Permits are required for burning under this exemption
• The times at which burning can be conducted will be determined by the Local Chief, or designate, based on the conditions at the time
• All permits require a site inspection by the local fire station prior to a permit being issued.
• The permit will clearly indicate the nature of the exemption granted and any restrictions placed on the burning activity. As well, any reduced clearances, will be clearly noted on the permit.
• Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency has the right to limit the number of permits.
• The By-law and Administrative Order #33 can be viewed on the HRM website at:
Please visit our website at http://www.halifax.ca/fire for more information and links on the Open Air Burning By-law.
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For further information contact:
Mike LeRue, Divisional Chief
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency