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OTTAWA — Open air fire permit.

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Open air fires

Open air fires are permitted with a burn permit

What is a fire ban?

A fire ban is declared by the Fire Chief or his designate and is based largely on environmental conditions. It is a period of time where no one may set or maintain any open air fire anywhere within the city limits. This is to ensure public safety and protection of property.

Open air fire permit eligibility – address look-up

A permit is required in order to light a fire on private property; this includes having a backyard fire or using a large fire pit.

Population density and average lot size criteria were considered in the determination of the areas in which open air fires are permitted.


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