With improving conditions due to rain the Fire Advisory for the Town of Nanton has been lifted. All open fires are allowed in accordance with Bylaw #1204/09. The advisory will be reinstated if conditions return to hazardous levels.
1. THIS ORDER comes into effect at 1:30 PM AM on the 24th day of May, 2016.
DATED at the Town of Nanton, in the Province of Alberta, this 24th day of May, 2016.
As per Bylaw #1204/09 please see below for proper location and design of Fire Pits and Outdoor Fire Places:
2.12 “Fire Pit” – means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:
2.12.1 A minimum of three (3) metre clearance, measured from the nearest fire pit edge is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material;
2.12.2 The fire pit height does not exceed .6 metre when measured from the surrounding grade to the top of the pit opening;
2.12.3 The fire pit opening does not exceed 1 metre in width or in diameter when measured between the widest points or outside edges;
2.12.4 The fire pit installation has enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks and heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief;
2.12.5 A spark arrester mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 cm and constructed of expanded metal (or equivalent non-combustible material) is used to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce the hazards of airborne sparks,
2.12.6 The fire pit is not located over any underground utilities or under any aboveground wires, and
2.12.7 Is otherwise acceptable to the Fire Chief.
2.22 “Outdoor Fireplace” – means a receptacle that meets the following specifications:
2.22.1 A minimum of 1 metre clearance measured from the nearest fireplace edge is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material;
2.22.2 The fireplace is constructed of materials such as bricks or rocks that are heat and flame resistant;
2.22.3 The fireplace is equipped with a chimney that is not less than 2.5 metres in height when measured from the base of the fire burning area;
2.22.4 The fireplace chimney is equipped with a regulation screen designed to contain and reduce the hazards of airborne sparks;
2.22.5 The base of the fire burning area is not less than .3 metres above the surrounding grade;
2.22.6 The fire chamber does not exceed 1.25 metres in width, and is at least .4 metres but not more than .6 metres in depth; and
2.22.7 Is otherwise acceptable to the Fire Chief.
John G. Dozeman
Nanton Fire Department