In response to a number of recent complaints regarding open air burning within the City of Peterborough, Peterborough Fire Services advises residents that they will be strictly enforcing the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code as it pertains to Open-Air Burning (188.8.131.52.) this season.
Under the Ontario Fire Code, open-air burning is not permitted, except for the purpose of cooking food on a grill or barbecue. Once the food has been cooked, the fire is to be extinguished.
In accordance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, an individual convicted of an offence for contravention of the Ontario Fire Code is liable to a fine up to $50,000 and/or one year in jail.