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Check the fire rating before setting a campfire or recreational fire

Danger ratings available on the Town website
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Planning a backyard fire or campfire?  Always check the Town's website first, and ensure you have purchased the appropriate current year burn permit.  A permit is required for any outdoor wood burning, including with an appliance like a chiminea.

Be aware that if the level of fire risk warrants it, the Fire Chief may revoke all burn permits until further notice.

Fire danger ratings are generally monitored from April 1 to October 31 of each year.  The current rating is shown on the Town’s website at throughout this period, and on the homepage of the Town of BWG website during the summer and any time the rating is higher than Moderate.

Here are the definitions of each level:

​Low Hazard
Low fire danger. Outdoor burning and forestry activities normally permitted.

​Moderate Hazard
Some potential for wildfire. Carry out burning and forestry activities with caution.

​High Hazard
Fire hazard is serious. Extreme caution must be used when burning. Backyard burn piles, campfires and beach fires may be cancelled. Forest activities (e.g. chainsaws) may be restricted.

​Extreme Hazard - BURN BAN IN EFFECT
Fire hazard is extremely high. Complete burning bans will likely be issued and forest activities highly restricted or stopped.