PCSP Volunteer Fire Department Now Issuing Permits to Burn for Open Fires
Portugal Cove St. Philip’s Volunteer Fire Department Now Issuing Permits to Burn for Open Fires
The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources has lifted the restrictions previously put in place regarding Open Air Fires. (https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/flr/0731n08/). The Portugal Cove St. Philip’s Volunteer Fire Department wishes to advise residents of Portugal Cove St. Philip’s that Permits for Open Air Fires, for the purposes of burning brush and other non-prohibited materials are available online here . Due to COVID-19, the Portugal Cove St. Philip’s Volunteer Fire Department remains closed for in-person counter service until further notice, but should a resident require telephone support to obtain a permit, please call the Town Hall at 895-8000
Residents are also reminded that a Permit to Burn is required from the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources which is only available by calling 729-4180 during the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. This permit is required in conjunction with a permit from the Portugal Cove St. Philip’s Volunteer Fire Department permit up until September 30th. Residents must obtain the Fisheries and Land Resources Permit prior to applying for a PCSP permit.
We encourage residents to assess the forest fire risk, the Fire Hazard Index can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/flr/faa/forestry/forest-fires/fire-hazard-map-forecast/
Also, be courteous of neighbours while burning and familiarize yourselves with the Town’s Open-Air Fire Regulations which can be found on the Town of Portugal Cove St. Philip’s website https://pcsp.ca/site/uploads/2016/07/pcsp-open-air-fire-regulations-2015-adopted-may-3-2016.pdf
A permit is not required for 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:
Questions can be directed to the Town Hall at 895-8000 or by email to the Office of the Fire Chief [email protected]