Monday, April 06, 2015

Permit Required For Backyard Burning In Nanaimo

Backyard Burning In Nanaimo Needs Permit
Nanaimo backyard burning banned except by permit

The City of Nanaimo's Fire Rescue wishes to remind residents that backyard burning is banned except by permit. To obtain a permit, specific conditions must be met. The City encourages residents who are planning a backyard burn to familiarize themselves with the Fire Bylaw and the required conditions to obtain a permit.

Burning permits may be issued for an open burning fire on a lot that is one acre in size or greater OR lots located on Protection Island.


Burning is only permitted from sunrise to sunset, Fridays and Saturdays, during the months of April and November. Only organic yard waste materials such as garden refuse and prunings may be burned.


Burning of wooden construction material, stumps, land clearing materials/debris or household garbage is not permitted.


Fires shall not exceed 1.5 meters across in size; shall be hand fed and shall be located at least 3 meters from any combustibles. A hose must be located nearby and at the ready to extinguish fire should it be necessary.

"We are seeing an increase in the number of complaints regarding illegal backyard burning and would like to remind residents of the burning regulations in effect." Ennis Mond Chief Fire Prevention Officer Nanaimo Fire Rescue

A burning permit can be obtained by calling Nanaimo Fire Rescue at 250-753-7311.

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