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Saint John Fire Department reminds residents of outdoor burning regulations

With the warmer weather on its way, outdoor recreational fires are a popular activity during the summer months.  The Saint John Fire Department would like to remind residents of outdoor burning regulations within the City of Saint John.

City of Saint John Outdoor Fire Regulations:

  • Recreational fires can be contained in an approved retail unit and/or at a site that satisfies the requirements as listed.
  • Property owners are permitted to burn approved materials for recreational purposes in the proper manner.
  • Approved materials consist of clean wood or wood products (no chemically treated wood or building materials.)

The Saint John Fire Department does not issue burning permits. Burning for the purposes of clearing land, property, or the disposal of any material does not constitute a recreational fire and is prohibited.

Each city has its own by-laws regarding outdoor fires. While the Province of New Brunswick issues burning permits and advisories according to conditions in various areas of the province, cities in New Brunswick are responsible for the regulation and enforcement of controlled outside burning within their municipal boundaries.

For more information about outdoor fire safety, visit the City of Saint John website.

For Provincial regulations, visit the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Environment and Local Government website.

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.