The fire ban for burn permits issued on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 was lifted today by the City of Oshawa Fire Services.
Oshawa Fire Services reminds residents that according to the City’s open air burning by-law (#73-2012), even though the burn permit ban has now been lifted they are only able to set an open air burning fire with a City of Oshawa burn permit. Those not complying with the Open Air Burning By-law may be subjected to fees identified in By-law #73-2012.
An open air burn is any fire situated outside, whether burned in a container or on the ground, not including a barbeque or personal warming device. Open air burn permits are available at Fire Station 1 (199 Adelaide Ave. W.) for owners with more than 10 acres of land north of Conlin Rd.
Residents living on land less than 10 acres are prohibited from any type of open air burning unless it is in an approved U.L.C. appliance, which may be a propane or natural gas appliance.
Chimineas, fire pits and other similar devices do not comply with the City’s open air burning by-law (#73-2012).
For more information on fire permits, Fire Prevention and Fire Safety visit www.oshawa.ca/fire.