Windsor Fire: Open Air Burning, Fire Pits Not Permitted In The City

Tuesday March 23rd, 2021

Posted at 4:59pm

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Windsor Fire and Rescue Services are sending out a reminder that open-air burning is not permitted within the City of Windsor.

This warning comes after fire officials say they attended numerous open burning calls this past weekend.

They say that devices such as chimineas, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and general bonfires are considered open air burning and are not permitted.

Failure to comply with open air burning regulations is an offense for which a person may be prosecuted under the Ontario Fire Code and could be fined up to $50,000.

The use of appliances designed for outdoor cooking such as a gas-fired, propane, or charcoal barbecues is allowed. The department says residents are reminded to remain near their barbecue when cooking and to keep barbecues a safe distance away from homes and other combustible materials.

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