Media Advisory: Fire Advisory Issued for the City of Corner Brook

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018- 15:30 hours the City of Corner Brook Fire Department has issued a fire advisory for the city.

Permit burning within the municipal boundaries of the City of Corner Brook is banned due to dry and windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

Approved, recreational, backyard fire pits with appropriate screens are allowed, but are not to be used to burn debris or yard waste such as twigs and leaves. Corner Brook Fire Services is asking all residents to exercise caution when using their approved and permitted fire pits.

When enjoying a leisure activity, such as a back yard barbecue or approved fire pit, please be responsible, diligent and safe.  This advisory includes charcoal barbecues, recreational fires in campgrounds and in parks.

The Corner Brook Fire Department is asking residents to

  • keep a garden hose nearby, connected and ready for use in case of a fire
  • safely douse the fire when you’re done. The safest way to extinguish an outdoor fire is with water
  • watch the wind direction to ensure sparks aren’t getting on flammable materials
  • never leave outdoor fires unattended

To report a fire, or unauthorized burning, call 9-1-1

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Corner Brook Fire Services will continue to monitor the situation. If environmental conditions deteriorate, the advisory may be upgraded to a fire ban.

For further updates or changes to the warning, please visit the City of Corner Brook website at http://www.cornerbrook.com/  and search Fire Bans.

The City of Corner Brook would like to thank you for your cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bonita Decaire
Information Officer
City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662
bdecaire@cornerbrook.com

4:16 pm July 10