Until further notice, all wood-based outdoor fires within Corner Brook City Limits are banned. This is due to the continued hot and dry weather we have been experiencing, and it is in keeping with the outdoor fire ban which was recently extended across Newfoundland and Labrador by the provincial government. All burning permits are suspended until further notice. Fireworks are banned generally as per our new regulations, with the exception of certain hours on Canada Day and New Years Eve.
Propane barbeques and propane fireplaces/ heaters are allowed, as well as similar outdoor camping stoves. Please ensure they are at least three metres from any flammable material, and keep a hose or fire extinguisher nearby at all times.
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.
For further updates or changes, please visit the City of Corner Brook website at www.cornerbrook.com and search Fire Bans.
For the latest information about Provincial fire hazard levels across the Province, visit www.gov.nl.ca/ffa/public-education/forestry/forest-fires/fire-hazard-map/.
The City of Corner Brook would like to thank you for your cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
City of Corner Brook
Office: (709) 637-1662
Cell: (709) 632-8113
Backgrounder: The City of Corner Brook has four fire hazard levels.
- 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.