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Fire Advisory and Fire Smart

September 6 2022

FIRE ADVISORY in effect

A Fire Advisory has been updated for the Summer Village of Sandy Beach effective Fall 2022.

FIRE CALL OUTS will have a charge to your tax roll - as much as $2,000 - make sure you have insurance.  The Village pays the bill up front and then recover it from the roll.  You will not be notified in advance.

As DRY conditions with moderate to stronger winds persist, the Summer Village will not authorize Low Hazard Fire Permits (large pile burns).  Winds of over 15 kph is NOT conducive to recreational fires or pile burns and under the fire advisory ONLY back yard fires in designated fire pits (no open fires) with spark screens are allowed.

All back yard fires (when the weather permits) must be in designated fire pits only and have sufficient fire suppression available and must be monitored; fires must be adequately covered with a spark grill/screen and responsibly fed. 

All back yard fires (in designated fire pits only) and pile burns (if approved through a permit) must be fed slowly.  No open fires are allowed anywhere within the Village boundaries.

DO NOT leave your fire unattended, no matter what the weather is.

Recreational/Back Yard fire's does not require a fire permit but must be made in a industry standard approved fire pit with the appropriate setback of at least 15 feet from any structure and covered with a adequate spark grill or screen.

Do not leave your backyard fire unattended and stir, douse, stir, douse at the end of the night.

Currently Fire Permits for large pile burning will NOT be allowed neither with caution and nor continuous monitoring.

Burn barrels, cooking or warming fires in approved back yard fire pits ONLY are allowed subject to the conditions stated above and no permit is required.  A Fire Pit Spark Cover is a MUST - OPEN Fires except under permit conditional approval (like large pile burns) are NOT allowed.

Keep your Chimney closed with appropriate venting and install a spark arrester. 

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