2021-9-22 – Effective Friday, September 24, 2021 at noon, Open Burning will be permitted within the District of Clearwater.
Please use extreme caution when lighting a fire and check for current fire bans, ventilation index and current danger rating before doing so. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with Fire Department Bylaw No. 233.
Anyone lighting a Category 3 Open Fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717. More information on the different categories of open fires and open fire regulations is available here.
Burning Permits are a requirement for all Category 2 and Category 3 Open Fires between October 1st until of May 15th of any year. Download the fillable form for a Burning Permit here.
Backyard burning of garbage and other “prohibited materials” is not allowed under provincial law, except with specific authorization. Air pollution from burning of waste contains toxic pollutants, can generate plumes of smoke which are unsightly and/or a public safety concern, can generate odors, and can result in public complaints to R.A.P.P.