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As per the Municipality’s Fire Prevention By-Law:
All fires requiring a permit must be set between 5 p.m. and midnight. In the event of a burning restriction, all burning permits will be invalid for that time period.

Permits can be obtained from the Fire Chief in your area at no cost.

The permit holder shall:

  • Monitor the fire at all times
  • Burn small piles
  • Extinguish the fire before leaving
  • Have on site suitable equipment to extinguish the fire
  • Create a perimeter around the fire to prevent injury to all individuals present

Supervised fire pits and small contained bonfires for family enjoyment do not require a permit under the Municipality’s Fire Prevention By-Law but may be banned by the Department of Lands and Forestry in the event of a burning restriction.

Every person who fails to comply with this Fire Prevention By-Law is subject to a fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or, in default of payment of the fine, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six (6) months.

A copy of the Fire Prevention By-Law can be viewed at www.clarenovascotia.com or at the Municipal Office (1185 Highway 1, Little Brook, N.S. B0W 1Z0), between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Fire Chiefs for the Clare Firefighters Association
Havelock: Laurie Moses,  902-841-1818
Hectanooga: Louis Mazier,  902-769-7469
Little Brook: Michel LeBlanc,  902-769-2480
Meteghan: Alain Comeau,  902-769-7568
St. Bernard: Daniel Gaudet,  902-841-0413
Salmon River: Daniel Kiley,  902-307-9451
Southville: Doug Cromwell,  902-308-2258

Burning restrictions are set at 2 p.m. daily. To check restrictions, check online at novascotia.ca/burnsafe or phone 1-855-564-2876 for daily burning restrictions. Department of Lands and Forestry Burning Permits are still required for: Industrial Land Clearing, Agriculture, Building Construction, Blueberry Crops.

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1185 Highway 1

Little Brook, Nova Scotia
B0W 1Z0

Phone: 902-769-2031
Fax: 902-769-3773

Office hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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