· Contain the fire in a chiminea, fire pit or an outdoor oven to control the spread of the flames. Remember to keep all containers on ground level and off of combustible surfaces such as a wooden deck.
· Ensure any material being burned is contained within the confines of the appliance.
· Create a safe distance (at least 13 feet or 4 metres) between the fire and your home, lot lines, trees, fences and vehicles.
· Keep your fire small (under 30 inches in diameter and 40 inches in height).
· Ensure you have a garden hose located in close proximity to the fire and have it connected to a pressurized water source.
· Have an outdoor fire during a fire ban.
· Let your outdoor fire burn between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.
· Burn any materials that create noxious odours, such as oil, grease, pressure treated wood, plastics, flammable liquids, yard waste, clothing and rags.
· Burn any materials normally collected under the Towns' garbage, recycling or yard waste collection programs.
· Have a fire on commercial/ industrial properties, a premise where construction is ongoing or when the direction or intensity of the wind may cause uncontrolled spread of fire to other combustible materials.