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Fire Ban Lifted as of 12:01am , May 30, 2020

Posted on May 29, 2020

As of 12:01 a.m. on May 30, 2020, The MNR is lifting the Restricted Fire Ban. Under the authority of the Fire Chief, the Township of Terrace Bay is going to temporarily allow open – air burning in outdoor fire containers only. Please Note that all Residents are required to have a Fire Permit.


From Bylaw 9-2008, Being A by-law to Regulate Open Air Burning in the Municipality

3.2. Open Air Burning Allowed – Outdoor Fire Container

1. A person may conduct an Open Air Burning in an Outdoor Fire Container, subject to the conditions set out in this Part.

2. A person conducting an Open Air Burning shall comply with the following conditions for an Open Air Burning in an Outdoor Fire Container:

a. shall only conduct the Open Air Burning between 4:00pm and 1:00am

b. shall only use an Outdoor Fire Container that is constructed from non-combustible material;

c. shall not burn or attempt to burn at one time a volume of combustible material greater than specified on the Permit;

d. shall contain the fire within the Outdoor Fire Container at all times;

e. shall locate the Outdoor Fire Container a minimum clear distance, as specified on the Permit, away from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or other combustible article; and

f. shall locate the Outdoor Fire Container on a non-combustible surface extending beyond the unit to a dimension as specified on the Permit.

All other provisions of Bylaw 9-2008 and permit holder “Responsibilities” remain in effect. No other burning is currently permitted within the Township limits.

Fire pit/container inspections will be carried out between 10am-5pm (closed on Monday) or at the discretion of the Fire Department.

PAYMENTS FOR PERMITS can be made over the phone with a credit card during current business hours OR as soon as possible at the Municipal Office when it is open to the public.