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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 sense, good neighbor approach was taken to create sensible, fair and easy to follow rules to have a recreational camp fire without negative affects on you neighbours.

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

The purpose of this By-Law is to reduce burning complaints. These reductions relieve the fire service from unnecessary incidents and assist the community by:
  • Keeping emergency crews available for other life-threatening and fire incidents.
  • Reducing costs associated with emergency responses (truck maintenance, fuel and manpower).
  • Reduces the potential for vehicle accidents that could occur when emergency responders drive to the fire hall as well as responding to the incident in emergency vehicles.