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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Fire Pit Bylaw


Please review BYLAW 785-18 before installing a new fire pit or using an existing fire pit in your yard:

A Bylaw pertaining to Open-Air Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces within the town limits and setting forth the conditions upon which fires are permitted.

  1. Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces shall meet the following requirements:


  1. The fire be contained in a non-combustible receptacle constructed of concrete, clay, brick or sheet metal with a minimum 18 gauge thickness;
  2. The receptacle is covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimeters; and
  3. The size of the fire box of any receptacle does not exceed .61 cubic meters.


  1. The fuel used in the Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces shall be only charcoal, cut seasoned wood or manufactured fire logs


  1. No person shall cause, allow or permit the burning of the following materials in a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace:


  1. Waste, including rubbish, slimes, manure, treated or painted lumber, livestock or animal carcasses, tailings, garbage, garden refuse, or scrap;
  2. Any material classified by the authority having jurisdiction as hazardous material or dangerous good; or
  3. Any material that generates black smoke or an offensive odour when burned including, but not limited to, insulation from electrical wiring, rubber tires, asphalt shingles, hydrocarbons, plastics, and lumber treated with wood preservatives.


  1. All Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall be located a minimum of 3 meters from any combustible material, buildings, porch, deck, similar amenity space and property line.


  1. All Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall not be used on combustible decks or on apartment balconies.


  1. All Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall be situated on a non-combustible surface.


  1. All Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall be supervised by an adult so as to prevent the spread of fire.


  1. If smoke from a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace causes an unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of another person’s property, the fire shall be extinguished immediately.



  1. Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall not be used in windy conditions conducive to creating a fire spread.


  1. Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces shall be clear of overhangs such as tree branches, utility lines and structures.


  1. Any person that uses a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace shall ensure that a means of extinguishing the fire is readily accessible at all times while the fire is burning.


  1. Where requested by the Fire Chief, a Fire Inspector, a Peace Officer or a Bylaw Enforcement Official, a person shall extinguish a fire in a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace.


  1. Notwithstanding any provisions of this Bylaw, the Fire Chief may declare a complete ban of any burning of any kind within the town limits.


  1. The Fire Chief shall coordinate fire bans with the appropriate ministry of the Government of Saskatchewan.


  1. No person shall ignite or allow any kind of fire when a complete ban on burning has been declared by the Fire Chief.


  1. Bylaw No. 445-98 and all amendments thereto is hereby repealed.


  1. This Bylaw shall come into force and be in effect on the final passing thereof.


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