These are all permitted as long as they conform to this bylaw (1372/23) and the Town's Land Use Bylaw, if applicable.
Their use may be prohibited during a fire ban - violation during a ban could lead to a $1,000 fine.
Anything that burns combustible material must comply with the applicable provisions of the Safety Codes Act and the Alberta Building Code, whichever is more prescriptive:
a. be located in a rear yard with a minimum of 2.5 meters (8 feet) clearance from buildings, property lines and combustible materials, or as otherwise approved by the Fire Chief;
b. be constructed of bricks or concrete blocks, or heavy gauge metal, or other suitable non-combustible components.
c. have a spark arrestor mesh screen of 1.30 centimeters (0.50 inches) expand metal
(or equivalent) to contain sparks over the fire at all times;
d. be the sole responsibility of the owner or tenant of the Property;
e. be supervised at all times by a responsible adult person over the age of eighteen
(18) until such time as the fire has been completely extinguished. For the purpose of this clause, a fire shall be deemed to include any hot ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire;
f. only burn clean (dry, untreated) wood, charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas; and
g. have flames no higher than ninety (90) cm or three (3 feet) above the fire pit or barbeque fire box.
During a fire ban, the only fires permitted shall be in portable barbeques which burn propane or natural gas.
Except during a fire ban, fires are permitted within designated Town owned outdoor fireplaces and fire pits located within public areas.
Penalties for 1st, 2nd and 3rd violations
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Fire pit, fire place or barbeque not permitted as per provisions of Bylaw