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Municipal burn ban still in effect

August 2 by Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency. 
No open air burning permitted.

This ban is being triggered by the extremely dry conditions our fire officials are seeing across the region. Residents cannot burn at any time anywhere in the municipality until further notice. This ban also prohibits the use of outdoor fireplaces, including chimeneas. Residents are permitted to use natural gas or propane fire pits when a burn ban is in place.

Municipal bylaws prohibit burning between midnight and 2 p.m. during the burn season (March 15 – Oct. 15). The provincial government’s burning restrictions website is updated daily at 2 p.m. to confirm which category of burning the Department of Natural Resources has implemented for the Halifax region.Visit:http://novascotia.ca/natr/forestprotection/wildfire/burnsafe/

In the majority of cases, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will mirror the level of restriction on open-air burning declared by the province. While the municipality can never assert a level of restriction lower than what the province has declared, the fire service has the ability to bemore restrictive than the province if it’s warranted.

If the fire service declares a higher level of restriction than the province the public will be informed via a public service announcement (which can be found in the Media Room, on theHalifax Regional Fire & Emergency website and through social media updates on the Fire Twitter feed (@hfxfire).

There is one other difference between the provincial and municipal regulations. The province allows burning overnight until 8 a.m. However, the municipal bylaw requires that burning in the municipality ends at midnight.

Burning permits are required in some areas of Halifax for outdoor fires (open air burning). Remember, you can recycle leaves, small twigs, and garden cleanup in your compost or green bin. You can also review the bylaw to familiarize yourself with the laws around burning on your property.


Source: Halifax.ca

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