Fire pits, outside burning need permits
The City of Fernie is asking residents and visitors to be aware of fire pit and outside burning regulations.
Bylaw No. 2029 Fire Protection and Life Safety outlines some of the following regulations with regards to outside burning and fire pits all of which require fire permits.
The City of Fernie allows its residents the opportunity to have approved backyard fire pits. Properties with fire pits, must comply with the Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw. It is unlawful for any person to light, ignite or start any outside fire within the City of Fernie Municipal Boundary, unless a fire permit has been issued by the Director of Fire and Emergency Services.
Permits are free of charge and must be renewed each year.
To obtain a permit, please fill out an application and attach a sketch with distances to property lines and buildings and drop off the information at the Fernie Fire Hall at 692-3rd Avenue.
Director of Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Ted Ruiter advised, “Fernie Fire Rescue would like to thank the public for their cooperation and asks everyone to work together to keep our community fire safe.”
For more information on fire pits and outside burning regulations, contact the Fernie Fire Department at 250 423-4226 or visit the city website to view a complete copy of Bylaw No. 2029, Fire Protection and Life Safety to download a copy of the Fire Pit Permit Application.
City of Fernie