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Tuesday July 11th, 2017

Posted at 11:16am

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The Town of Lakeshore is sending out a reminder to residents that fires are allowed under the following guidelines:

Campground Camp Fires:
o Maximum size 18″ x 18″ x 18″
o Only clean dry wood or charcoal
o Must have bucket of water or garden hose at site and someone attending
o Exempt from both smoke complaints and bylaw setback distances
o Not permitted during rain, fog, smog alerts or fire bans
o Only applies to: Rochester Place, Lighthouse Yacht Club, Smugglers Marina, Cove Marina, Quinlan Marina and Stoney Point Trailer Park

Residential Camp Fires:
o Maximum size 24″ x 24″ x 24″
o Only clean dry wood or charcoal
o Must have bucket of water or garden hose at site and someone attending
o Center of fire must be minimum of 10′ from hedges, fence, buildings, etc.
o Center of fire must be a minimum of 15′ from property lines
o Not allowed when wind could cause smoke annoyance to neighbours
o Not allowed during rain, fog, smog alerts or fire bans
o Not allowed on or close to construction sites

Enclosed Fire – 45 gallon drum type:
o Only clean dry wood or charcoal
o Must have bucket of water or garden hose at site and someone attending
o Center of fire must be minimum of 10′ from hedges, fence, buildings, etc.
o Center of fire must be a minimum of 15′ from property lines
o Requires wire mesh cover with maximum .25″ grid openings
o Not allowed when wind could cause smoke annoyance to neighbours
o Not allowed during rain, fog, smog alerts or fire bans
o Not allowed on or close to construction sites
o Not allowed on highways, ditches, commercial, industrial or municipal properties

Open Burning – larger than residential camp fire – permission required:
o Not allowed on highways, ditches, commercial, industrial or municipal properties
o Not allowed when wind could cause smoke annoyance to neighbours
o Not allowed during rain, fog, smog alerts or fire bans
o Not allowed on or close to construction sites
o Not allowed after sunset or before sunrise
o Must have sufficient equipment and/or water on site to suppress the fire
o Smoke cannot decrease visibility on highways
o Cannot dispose of waste from commercial, industrial, construction or demolition sites
o A 3′ x 3′ x 3′ wood pile requires a minimum 21′ distance from combustibles and property lines
o Larger fires require larger setback as determined by fire administration
o Farmers can burn vegetable matter or vegetation incidental to typical farming operations which include: brush, wheat stubble, corn stubble, tree branches/stumps and vegetation debris from excavated farm ditch and drain cleaning
o Clean dry wood or charcoal can be burned
o Burning leaves, cat tails, phragmites, garbage, plastics, rubber and shingles, etc. is not permitted
o All open burning requires permission from fire administration

 

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