Open Fire Ban – No Open Fires Permitted

Open Fire Ban – No Open Fires Permitted

The Sasamat Fire Department has advised that the fire danger rating has been moved to EXTREME effective immediately.

This means the following conditions are now in place: 

  • All cooking appliances are banned in public parks, public spaces and unimproved areas. Prohibited activities and devices include: any open fire for personal warmth or cooking; portable wood burning devices; tiki torches; and sky lanterns. The ban also applies to CSA- or UL-rated cooking stoves that utilize propane or charcoal briquettes, or portable campfire devices that utilize charcoal briquettes, or liquid or gaseous fuels.
  • All high-risk hot works activity is banned. This includes such things as chain saws, grass cutting, flail mowing, tree removal and land clearing.
  • Allowances may be made on a case-by-case basis provided that an approved fire safety plan is in place.
  • Residents are encouraged to avoid yard work that has the potential to produce sparks.