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Burning Bylaw


The Fort Erie Fire Department has implemented a pro-active approach to dealing with Open Air Burning within the Town. A common scene, good neighbor approach was taken to create sensible, fair and easy to follow rules to have a camp fire without affecting fellow neighbors.

This By-Law includes container type, size, location, weather conditions, acceptable materials to be burnt, requires supervision, suppression devices and more.

The purpose of this By-Law is to reduce burning complaints. These reductions relieve the fire service and assist the community by:

  • Keeping emergency crews available for other life-threatening and fire incidents.
  • Reduce costs associated with emergency responses (truck wear and tear, fuel and manpower).
  • Reduces the always present potential for accidents that could occur when emergency responders drive to the fire hall as well as to the scene in emergency vehicles.