Common questions

Can you have a firepit in Cambridge Ontario?

Can you have a firepit in Cambridge Ontario?

The City of Cambridge requires you to have a burn permit for fires not used for cooking purposes within the city limits. When you submit a burn permit request, the division inspects the proposed fire area to ensure you meet all permit requirements, including: A distance of at least 150 metres away from a building.

Can you have a bonfire in Cambridge?

Bonfires or barbecues on open/public spaces It is a criminal offence to light a barbecue or bonfire on any open space within Cambridge, and also to cause criminal damage to any area of the open space including burning grass. Contact us to report a bonfire that is causing pollution or a nuisance.

Can you have a chiminea in Cambridge Ontario?

Right now, Kitchener is under a total fire ban — but even when it isn’t, chimineas and other outdoor fire pits can only be used if they’re at least five metres away from buildings and trees. “They are legal,” Inspector Dave Doherty of the Cambridge Fire Department said of outdoor fireplaces.

Are Chimineas legal in Cambridge?

A permit is not required for cooking on a grill or on a barbecue. However, the use of chimineas or factory-built outdoor fireplaces or fire pits require a burn permit.

What is open air burning?

What is an “open-air fire”? Any fire burning freely or that can freely spread. Examples of open-air fires are fireworks and flame and spark producing tools (such as welding tools). The following are not considered to be an open fire: Propane or ethanol fireplaces. These facilities may be used in the event of a ban.

Can I burn a fire in my garden?

According to government guidance, there are no laws that prohibit you from burning rubbish and lighting bonfires in your garden. However, there are rules in place to prevent bonfires from causing a nuisance to neighbours or a hazard to safety, and there are certain types of waste you can and can’t burn.

Can I have a bonfire in my garden on bonfire Night?

Can I have a bonfire in my garden? Generally yes. You must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours and even then you should restrict the waste you burn to dry (not green) garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper. Burning other materials on an open fire may prove toxic, especially plastics, rubber, paint and oils.

Can I have a fire in my backyard in Ontario?

The law. By law, you cannot have an outdoor fire in a RFZ , except in accordance with a permit or unless specific conditions have been met under the Forest Fires Prevention Act and Outdoor Fires Regulation 207/96 .

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