You do not need to call before you burn in a proper firepit.
- Pit not to exceed 24" in diameter
- Pit will have sides no higher than 24"
- Placement of pit to be a minimum of 25 feet from buildings and combustibles (e.g. trees, wood fences, decks, sheds)
- Sufficient water or extinguishing agent are to be readily available to keep fire under control
- Fires must be supervised at all times
- It is recommended that only dry wood be burnt
- Avoid starting any fire on windy days
- Respect your neighbours, avoid having large quantities of smoke drifting towards neighbouring dwellings
- All toxic materials prohibited by the Canadian Environments Protection Act including treated , painted or laminated woods products, tires, plastic, rubber, asphalt, foam and insulation shall not be burnt at any time.
Ontario Fire Code 188.8.131.52 (1) states:
Open-air burning shall not take place unless:
(a) it has been approved, or
(b) the open-air burning consists of a small, confined fire that is:
(i) used to cook food on a grill, barbecue or spit,
(ii) commensurate with the type and quantity of food being cooked, and
(iii) supervised at all times