No Fire Ban in Zorra
A Message from the Fire Chief
We have had many calls over the past week concerning a burn ban in the Township. At this time, the Township of Zorra is not under a burn ban and open-air burning is still allowed, as long as our By-law is followed.
You can have a recreational fire (campfire) anywhere within the Township as long as it meets the following conditions:
- Fire is in a concealed pit no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet
- Flames not exceeding 2 feet
- 3 meters away from anything combustible (i.e. fence, deck etc.)
- Must only burn dry untreated wood
- Smoke must not interfere with any roadway or neighbour
- Can burn from 4:00 p.m. to midnight
- And most important during this time of COVID-19, you must limit it to members of your household around the fire.
In order to have an open air burn in the Township you must apply for a burn permit (applications found at http://www.zorra.ca/Portals/8/Documents/Forms/Permanent%20Fire%20Permit%20FILLABLE.pdf). Upon approval, you must call the number identified on your permit and you are given permission to burn. Anyone having an open-air burn without a permit will be charged $485.00 per hour, per fire truck that is dispatched to your home.
At anytime the Fire Chief may decide to put a burn ban in place and if this happens it will be heavily advertised to Township residents. If you have more questions in regards to open-air or recreational burning, check the Zorra website at http://www.zorra.ca/Home/Our-Services/Protective-Services/Fire or contact Fire Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Fire Safe Day,