Please be advised the City wide fire advisory put in place on July 21, has been lifted as of July 23, 2018, as a result of the recent precipitation, mild temperatures, and provincial fire hazard rating of low.
Although the fire ban has been lifted, residents are strongly encouraged to use caution while burning. Small screened camp fires for cooking, warmth or entertainment are allowed without a burning permit.
All open air burning is now once again subject to the provisions of the Fire Prevention Regulations that require a permit within the boundaries of the City during the months of June, July and August. Permits can be obtained by visiting the Fire Department.
Conditions can change at any time, which can quickly increase the risk of fires. Please be advised that a fire ban may be re-imposed at any time if weather conditions turn hot and dry again. The Fire Department is urging residents to use caution with any outdoor burning.
Please continue 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 are not in contact with flammable materials
- never leave outdoor fires unattended
To report a fire, or unauthorized burning, call 9-1-1
The City of Corner Brook would like to thank you for your cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this has cause.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- For further updates or changes to the please visit the City of Corner Brook website at
https://www.cornerbrook.com/ and search Fire Bans.
- Fire Regulations are outlined in the City of Corner Brook’s Fire prevention regulations or https://www.cornerbrook.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Fire-Prevention-Regulations.pdf
- The Fire Hazard Map https://www.faa.gov.nl.ca/forestry/forest_fires/fire_hazard_map.html
City of Corner Brook
The City of Corner Brook has four fire hazards
- No restriction (green)
- Fire Advisory (yellow)
- Fire Restriction (orange)
- Fire Ban (red)
No Restriction – low fire danger. Corner Brook’s Fire Services reminds residents that open fires are only permitted in acceptable fire pits and must be managed and extinguished properly.
Fire Advisory – moderate fire danger. Corner Brook’s Fire Services warns residents that a more restrictive fire ban may be coming or that there is a short-term concern like a major wind event which may increase the fire hazard level. During a fire advisory, open fires are allowed, but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to the fire pits with water is recommended.
Fire Restriction – high fire danger. Fire hazard conditions are at a level where wildland fires can start and grow quickly. Certain types of open fires are restricted. No open wood burning fires or charcoal briquette bbqs are allowed. Wood burning fires in screened appliances such as indoor/outdoor fire places or Fourno ovens are permitted. Gas or propane stoves/bbqs and portable propane fire pits are allowed.
Fire Ban – extreme fire danger. No campfires, burning of wood products or charcoal briquettes allowed. Gas or propane stoves/bbqs and portable propane fire pits are allowed.
Whenever you have a fire, you must always have a way of quickly extinguishing at hand: a bucket of water, garden hose or fire extinguisher.
11:10 am July 23, 2018