The City of St. John’s and Town of Conception Bay South have lifted their bans on outdoor fires.
In a news release, the city said the ban, implemented in July because of dry weather, has been lifted on residential fire pits, fire bowls and chiminea-style devices, as well as residential fireworks.
St. John's Fire Chief Jerry Peach said it's important, however, to always use good fire safety precautions when lighting fires. “Keep your fires contained and at a manageable size, and ensure you have an extinguisher on hand at all times.”
As always, anyone who wants to do brush clearing, use a barrel for burning or any other open fire should contact the St. John’s Regional Fire Department for information on the permit process required.
The City of St. John’s says it will monitor weather conditions closely throughout the summer and may need to implement bans again when conditions warrant. Updates will be posted on the City’s website, social media channels and through the local media.
The Town of Conception Bay South said in a news release, outdoor fires are permitted in
accordance with the town's Open Air Fire Regulations.
The town is asking for continued co-operation from residents in remaining vigilant with open fires.
The burning of brush, however, requires a permit to burn. Permits can be obtained through the Fire Department at the Kelligrews Fire Station.