Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Reminds People on Burning Permits

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All open pit burning requires a permit from the City of Thunder Bay.
All open pit burning requires a permit from the City of Thunder Bay.
All open pit burning requires a permit from the City of Thunder Bay.

THUNDER BAY – Outdoor burning within the city of Thunder Bay requires an annual permit. This is for the fire-pits, but not for a charcoal or gas barbeque. Those are considered cooking devices and are not considered as a firepit.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue often receives calls to respond to backyard fires, or to parties with a backyard fire. Having the permit prevents issues or problems.

·        Failure to obtain a permit will result in prosecution and fine.
·        Permits are valid for the calendar year they were purchased in.
·        Only clean dry wood or charcoal is to be used. No trash such as garbage, building materials, or anything that produces a toxic fume may be burned.
·        The fire must be supervised at all times with adequate extinguishing equipment on site.
·        The approved burning area shall not be relocated or altered without approval and re-inspection by the Fire Service.
·        Permit rules and regulations are strictly enforced.
·        Application and renewal of permits can be done online at www.thunderbay.ca/fire

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