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Request for Open Air Burning

Guidelines regarding Open Air Burning:

  1. The below signed, or their designate, is responsible for the overall safety of the Open Air Burn and is expected to be in attendance for its duration.  He/She is also responsible for reading the City of London Open Air Burning By-law and adhering to its’ conditions.
  2. A fire extinguisher must be present at all Open Air Burns in case of emergency.
    1. If you do not have a spare fire extinguisher you may borrow one from Fire Safety at no cost.
    2. Water may be used to extinguish the fire at the end of the event.  Please reserve the use of the fire extinguisher to emergencies only.
  3. All fires must be contained in a fire pan made of non-combustible materials.
    1. If you do not have an approved fire pan, you may borrow one from Fire Safety at no cost.
  4. Open Air Burns must be conducted in an approved location and on a non-combustible surface.  If there has not been an Open Air Burn in the location you have chosen, a site visit must be conducted by Western Fire Safety in order to determine its suitability for Open Air Burning.
  5. All Open Air Burns must be conducted at least 10 meters from any building.
  6. Only commercially produced charcoal, briquettes, or clean, dry, seasoned wood may be burned.
  7. All Open Air Burns must be conducted between 4:00p.m. and Midnight.

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By clicking on "submit" you agree that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in the City of London Open Air Burning By-law.

All Open Air Burn requests must be submitted to Western Fire Safety and Emergency Management at least one week prior to the date requested for the burn.