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