Use of “Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplaces” within Town Limits
The Town of Oromocto has a by-law prohibiting all open burning within Town limits. Limited exceptions to this by-law, as it relates to the use of “wood burning outdoor fireplaces” for recreational purposes on private land, have been permitted with decisions considered on a “case by case” basis . Homeowners may be given a permit (at no charge) from the Fire Department for use of these appliances. Burning may be prohibited due to increased risk of forest fires. Click here to see the Department of Nartural Resources & Engey Developments, Fire Weather Index (FWI) map.
The following requirements apply:
To obtain a permit, please click here, fill out the form, and return to the Oromocto Fire Department at 50 Miramichi Rd. or contact us at 357-2201 to schedule a time for our crews to inspect your outdoor fireplace.
**NOTE - Outdoor propane appliances/fireplaces/fire pits do not require an Oromocto Fire Department permit and do not fall under the Department of Natural Resources and Energy's Forest Fire restrictions.
Examples of unsafe outdoor fire places
On the left - This fire place is far to close to all the combustables (chairs, house, deck, propane tanks)
On the right - A fire place should never be put on a deck. It could catch the deck, house, chairs, and other combustables on fire.
Examples of safe outdoor fire places
On the left - This steel fire place has 1/4" openings and is the regulation 3 metres (10 ft.) from all combustable materials.
On the right - Patio stones or concrete slabs like these are great for safety and cleaning.
4 Doyle Drive, Oromocto NB E2V 2V3