Burn Restrictions In Place Starting March 15th

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:18 AM

It's officially the start of the wildfire risk season.

That means only certain hours of the day are available to burn brush or have campfires.

The Nova Scotia BurnSafe website updates daily to show what, where and when restrictions are in place.

Lunenburg and District Fire Chief Darren Romkey says restrictions are indicated by green, yellow and red colourings.

He says before 2pm the whole province comes up grey, until the Department of Natural Resources checks-in on different areas of the province.

"They determine through the morning what the day is like. Any time after 2 o'clock you just look and it goes by counties," he says.

"If Lunenburg County is "Green," you're okay to burn just with restrictions and responsibilities you have to follow."

He says residents are still 100 per cent responsible.

"No matter if it says green and you go out and burn. If you're right there and it gets away from you, you could still be held responsible."

Romkey says different municipalities have different bylaws, so people need to check the rules for their area.

No domestic burning is permitted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

Burning restrictions are in place until October 15th.

A full list of bylaws, regulations, restrictions and updates are available at Nova Scotia BurnSafe.

The burning restriction information on the BurnSafe map is also available, in a recorded message, by calling toll-free, 1-855-564-2876 (B-U-R-N)