Owen Sound residents and visitors are reminded to always burn responsibly, regardless of weather conditions.  Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services have not currently issued a burn ban.  The City’s Open-Air Fire By-Law remains in effect.  

The Open-Air Fire By-Law is very stringent as to the requirements for a permitted fire within the City. 

The By-law does not allow fires on public property, multi-family properties (apartment buildings), row or townhouse properties, or in the downtown core.  As a result, there are many areas where a fire ban is in place all year long in the City.

If residents do choose to have a fire, it must be in an area located three metres from lot lines and structures.  The fire must be small, with flames no higher than 45 centimetres.  A responsible person must be present at the fire with a means to extinguish the fire, such as a garden hose or portable fire extinguisher, within reach.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound




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