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Oshawa burn ban lifted as weather heats up

Oshawa Fire Services has lifted the fire ban for burn permits issued in March.

Residents are reminded that only those individuals with an approved fire permit respecting the Open Air Burning Bylaw are allowed to burn. Those not complying with the bylaw may be subjected to fees as identified by Bylaw #73-2012. An open air burn permit may be obtained for properties north of Conlin Road and meeting the requirements of the Open Air Burning Bylaw. All other burning is prohibited.

Residents are reminded that according to the City’s Open Air Burning Bylaw, they are only able to set an open air burning fire with a burn permit.

Open air fire means any fire situated outside, whether burned in a container or on the ground, not including a barbecue or approved ULC device.

ULC Approved Devices include propane/natural gas fuelled appliances such as propane/natural gas barbecues, propane/natural gas fire pits, and propane/natural gas fire bowls are allowed provided that they are ULC/CSA/Warnock-Hersey approved and are used in accordance with instructions provided and subscribed clearances are adhered to. Charcoal fuelled barbecues are also permitted.

Campfires, incinerators, burn drums and construction site fire are examples of open air burning which is not permitted, as well as fire pits, fire bowls, chimeneas or outdoor wood fireplaces.

Residents are reminded that burning solid fuel outdoors, including wood, is never allowed without a permit. This includes the use of outdoor fire pits, fireplaces and chimeneas.

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