Rural Municipality of Taché

Departments & Services

About the Fire Restrictions?
Date Posted: June 14, 2017
 
The Rural Municipality of Taché in conjunction with the Fire Department has adopted a 3 tiered format whereby present conditions will determine what level of Fire Restriction will be implemented.
 
Implementation of the Rural Municipality of Taché Fire Restrictions

  

The R.M. of Taché will use various information resources to determine what level of fire restriction is required as well as in distributing the message to the residents of the Municipality.

 

Fire restrictions will be applied in a tiered format.

 

Level I – Fires are allowed in approved receptacles. Open-air fires are allowed, any person who wishes to cause an open-air fire shall notify the R.M. of Taché Fire Department of their intent.

Level II – Fires are only allowed in approved receptacles. NO open-air fires allowed.

Level III – NO fires of any type are allowed. 

 

The following sources of information will be used in determining the fire restriction level.

-       Government of Manitoba Fire Hazard Map

-       Natural Resources Wildland Fire Information System

-       The Manitoba Fire Conditions Calculator, and

-       Historical Analysis

 

The R.M. of Taché will keep residents informed in several ways.  The R.M. of Taché website (http://www.rmtache.ca/)(Local Notices), Fire Department Twitter account, Fire Department  Facebook page and by posting signs within the community. 

 

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What is an Approved Receptacle?

Fire Pits

An approved fire pit must:

1) be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief;

2) have a spark arrestor, grille, or mesh and constructed of a noncombustible material, which is used to cover the entire area of the fire pit opening; and

3) not be used for commercial or industrial applications.

 

 Outdoor BARBEQUE

An approved outdoor Barbeque must:

1) be constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other noncombustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief;

2) be enclosed on all sides, except for any opening completely covered by a removable, non-combustible spark arrestor, grille, or mesh;

3) not be used for commercial or industrial applications.

 

      Outdoor Fireplaces

An approved outdoor fireplace must:

1) be constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or mesh or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief;

2) have a chimney designed and constructed as a proportional and integral part of the fireplace to ensure that an adequate draft is created;

3) have its chimney opening entirely covered by a non-combustible spark arrestor, grille, or mesh;

4) have a side opening to the fire chamber which does not exceed 0.84 square meters (9 square feet) in area;

5) has its side opening entirely covered by a non-combustible spark arrestor, grille or mesh; and

6) not used for commercial or industrial applications.

 

Outdoor Warming Receptacle

An approved outdoor warming fire receptacle must be a metal receptacle in good repair that has a maximum capacity of 205 litres (45 gallons). It is strongly recommended that all openings be entirely covered by removable, non-combustible spark arrestors, grilles, or mesh with openings no larger than 12 mm (½ inch).

 

What is an Open-Air Fire?

Open-air fire means a fire set outdoors for any purpose, including cooking, recreation, generation of heat, the disposal of wood, stubble, or crop residue and for religious or ceremonial purposes.

 

Rules Regarding Open-Fires - A person in charge of an open-air fire must ensure that:

(a) the fire is always supervised by a person 18 years of age or older until and unless it is fully extinguished;

(b) the fire is always kept under control;

(c) an adequate supply of water, sand, or some other means of controlling and extinguishing the fire is readily accessible;

(d) the fire is not set or maintained in conditions or locations which will or could result in:

(i) smoke which causes a nuisance or irritation to people on adjacent properties;

(ii) reduced visibility on any highway or road;

(iii) a rapid spread of fire through grass or brushed area;

(e) the fire is not set or maintained when the wind exceeds 25 kilometers per hour;

(f) residents are allowed to burn overburden provided it is done within the confines of this by-law and done with caution and care.

 

Burn By-Laws are posted on the R.M. of Taché website.

 

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Any questions regarding the burn ban can be directed to the Fire Chief at 204.509.3549 or email.
 
 
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