Open-air burning not permitted in the City of Peterborough

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Peterborough Fire Services crestPeterborough. ON - Peterborough Fire Services reminds residents that open-air burning is not permitted within the City of Peterborough in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code. 

Chimineas and other wood-burning devices are not approved appliances for open air fires.

Fire bowls, fire-pit tables and barbeques that burn propane or natural gas are examples of permitted appliances, as long as they are TSSA approved.

“Open-air burning poses a significant risk of fire spreading as well as related health concerns from the smoke,” said Fire Chief Chris Snetsinger. “Even the smell of smoke can cause breathing difficulties in adults and children.”