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Recreational Fire Pit Regulations

DISTRICT OF MISSION BURNING BYLAW NO. 2975-1996

Recreational Fire Pits and their use shall comply with the following:

  1. A fire pit shall mean a wood burning, in-ground device or manufactured portable device constructed of noncombustible material, enclosed on all sides, and shall have no linear dimension exceeding 1 meter (3.28 feet).  In-ground devices shall have a vertical dimension not exceeding 0.60 meters (2 feet).  Refer to diagrams below.
  2. Except for a parcel of land containing a lawful campground use, a fire pit shall not be located closer than 4.6 meters (15.09 feet) to any building, combustible structure or any type of material or vegetation that may be subject to combustion.
  3. Except for a parcel of land containing a lawful campground use, only one fire pit is permitted on a parcel of land unless otherwise approved.
  4. Except for a parcel of land containing a lawful campground use, a fire pit shall only be permitted on a parcel of land containing a dwelling unit.
  5. A burn is to be confined to within the fire pit.
  6. Only clean dry untreated firewood shall be burned within a fire pit. Burning of construction debris/demolition waste materials is prohibited.
  7. An adult person shall be in attendance at the pit, or in close vicinity to the fire pit, at all times during a burn.
  8. No person shall continue to burn if it is the cause of an unreasonable nuisance to any other person in the neighbourhood because of drifting smoke, ash or an unpleasant odour.
  9. On a parcel of land containing a lawful campground use it shall be the responsibility of the owner of the land or campground to ensure that fire pits are at a safe distance from any building, combustible structure or any type of material or vegetation that may be subject to combustion.

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