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Fire Ban in Effect

August 4, 2019

As the hot weather continues the Holyrood Fire Department and Public Safety Committee requests everyone’s cooperation in adhering to the Provincial Department of Natural Resources OPEN FIRE BANthat was issued on July 21, 2019 for forests on the island and the Towns OPEN FIRE BAN issued Sunday August 4, 2019.

 

Fire Chief Robert Bauer and Public Safety Committee Chair Councillor Roger Myette indicate that the forest fire index is currently at a HIGH level in Holyrood Area and its Fire Protection areas of  (LSD – Deer Park – Vinland Road,  the Salmonier Line up to and including the Wilds, the Old Prison Camp Road Area, Belbin’s Area and Middle Gull Pond.

 

Campfires and brush-burning is now illegal in forested areas. Included in the Holyrood ban is all open air burning – traditional back yard open fires, cooking fires, fireworks and sparklers.

 

Barbecues and CSA approved wood burning devices are excluded. Fires in the Towns fire pits at the Beach Boardwalk are also excluded.

 

For additional information please refer to The Town of Holyrood Open Air Fire regulations :

http://holyrood.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Open-Fire-Regulations-Revised.pdf

 

We ask for your cooperation in compliance to theProvincial and Town of Holyrood open fire ban and as well all of the Town of Holyrood Open Air Fire Regulations.

 

Please direct any questions on clarification, etc., to the Holyrood Fire Department at firechief@holyrood.ca or 709 229 7278.