Fire Hazard

Fire hazards communicate how easily fires start, how aggressively they spread and how long they burn. During the warm dry months of the years, it is particularly important to know the fire hazard rating. Find out the current fire danger rating in your area and always use caution when burning materials.

Fire hazard levels

Fire Hazard Level

Description

Fire Ban

No outdoor fires are permitted until further notice, including screened fire pits, burn barrels/incinerators, recreational fire pits and charcoal briquette barbecues.

Only gas and propane appliances such as barbecues, stoves and fire pits are allowed.

All fire permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.

Fire Restriction

Fire hazard conditions are at a level where fires can start and grow quickly. No open burning fires or major burn operations are allowed.

Safe fires in approved fire pits, burn barrels/incinerators with screens, as well as gas/propane stoves, barbeques and fire pits are allowed.

Limited fire permits will be issued but may be suspended or cancelled at any time.

Fire Advisory

Fire Services warns residents that a fire restriction or ban may be coming if conditions do not approve.

Open fires are allowed with permits, but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to fire pits with water is recommended.

Fire permits may be restricted.

No Restriction

Normal burning rules apply.

What can I use during a fire hazard level?

 

No Restriction

Fire Advisory

Fire Restriction

Fire Ban

Open burning (with permit)

Allowed

(✔)

Allowed

(✔)

Not Allowed

(X)

Not Allowed

(X)

Approved fire pits without a screen (including at parks)

X

X

Screened fire pits

X

Charcoal briquette barbecue

X

Propane/gas barbecue

Propane/gas fire pit