Open-air burning not permitted within the City of Peterborough

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Fire Services crestOpen-air burning is not permitted within the City of Peterborough at any time, as directed by the Ontario Fire Code.

This week, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry announced that the province is implementing a “Restricted Fire Zone” across the entire province effective Friday April 3, 2020.  This will prevent fires caused by humans during the dry spring conditions and allow emergency first responders to focus on COVID-19 response. The province-wide restriction will remain in place until Ontario’s ability to respond to emergencies is no longer impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Only Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) approved appliances such as fire bowls, fire-pit tables and barbeques that burn propane or natural gas are permitted. Chimineas and other wood-burning devices are not approved appliances for open-air fires. 


For further information please contact the undersigned:

Amanda Nichols, Public Educator Peterborough Fire Services
210 Sherbrooke Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2N3
705-742-7777 ext. 6312