Today just prior to the long weekend the provincial government announced lifting the current fire ban. As per the Timmins Fire Department the following statement was released:
Here is the information everyone has been waiting for.
The fire ban for The City of Timmins HAS BEEN LIFTED as of Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01AM. This means you need to wait one more day to be able to burn. As permit burning times are from 7:00PM to 11:59PM.
NO BURNING TODAY FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020.
The main station at 133 Cedar Street South is still under restricted access so you can not show up to get a permit. If you show up at the door for a permit you will be turned away.
For those that had a valid permit for 2019 which expired December 31, 2019. The permit will be extended and valid until July 1, 2020. At that time you will be required to renew your permit.
If you require a permit you can call 705-360-2626 and do it over the phone. Please keep in mind that we issue thousands of permits a year and the telephone will be busy. Payment will be arranged later next week.
To be able to burn you require the following:
- own the property you are burning on
- have an approved chiminea
- have 10 feet around the appliance in all directions
- the appliance is not on a deck
- if you rent a letter from your landlord saying you are approved to burn with the address and signature
- DO not burn pressure treated lumber or garbage
- the wood must be dry and clean
- Have not had your permit revoked for not following the rules
You can burn from 7:00PM to 11:59PM and respect the COVID-19 physical distancing rules
Again please be very careful when burning and follow the rules.
**Reminder that if you had a valid permit for the 2019 season it is still valid until July 1, 2020 so you do not have to call to renew it.**
Thanks to everyone who followed the burning ban, and waited so we could confirm that the ban has been lifted.
REGARDING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ON CROWN LAND –
Tourism Timmins wishes you a socially distanced/safe/fire awareness Victoria Day Weekend. Please respect the regulations so that the gradual opening of the province can occur with minimal incident.