Recreational Fire Notice


Residents are asked to note that all fireworks permits, open burn permits nor any open burning are currently not allowed due to dry conditions. 

Please note that recreational fire pits are still allowed, provided that they comply with the following conditions:

An approved fire pit must:

  • be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials;
  • be at least 4 inches and no more than 2 feet in height above the surrounding grade, but no more than 24 inches in depth when measured from the top of the pit opening to the bottom of the pit;
  • have an opening that does not exceed 3 feet in diameter;
  • be located in the rear yard of a residential property; and
  • at no time have flames that are more than 2 feet above the top of the pit opening.

A person in charge of a recreational fire must ensure that:

  • the fire is always supervised by a person 18 years of age or older until and unless it is fully extinguished;
  • the fire is always kept under control;
  • an adequate supply of water, sand or some other means of controlling and extinguishing the fire is readily accessible;
  • the fire is not set or maintained in conditions or locations which will or could result in:
        1. smoke which causes a nuisance or irritation to people on adjacent properties;
        2. reduced visibility on any highway or road;
        3. a rapid spread of fire through grass or brushed area.
  • the fire is not set or maintained when the wind exceeds 25 kilometers per hour;
  • if the fire becomes uncontrollable or spreads beyond its assigned limited, the Niverville Fire Service is alerted by calling 911;
  • the fire is maintained within an approved receptacle;
  • the fire is maintained a minimum of 10 feet, as measured from the nearest edge of the fire, from any combustible buildings or structures, combustible fences, trees and overhead wires; and
  • only clean, dry, unpainted and untreated wood is burned and no grass, leaves, brush or tree prunings are burned in the fire.