Update: Ban on Open Fires (Previous Article: Application for Open Air Fire Permit now Online)
UPDATE – April 24, 2020:
The Provincial Government has released the following:
A ban on open fires is now in effect for all of NL. The ban specifically prohibits the setting of all open fires on forest land or within 300 meters of forest land for all regions of the province. Click the link to view the release:
The provincial ban does not include the use of outdoor fire pits, wood burning ovens, chimeneas or fire barrels nor are permits required. However, please refer to backyard fireplace safety tips below:
Backyard Fireplace Safety Tips
Update – April 23, 2020:
A ban on open fires is now in effect for all of Newfoundland and Labrador. The ban specifically prohibits the setting of all open fires on forest land or within 300 meters of forest land for all regions of the province.
The declaration will remain in effect until September 30 and includes a ban on grass burning, brush burning, campfires and personal fireworks. Gas barbeques and CSA approved patio wood burning devices are excluded from the ban.
For further information, visit: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/flr/0422n02/
For more information on Open Air Burning in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, please visit: