Monday, March 30, 2020

Permitted Open Burns in Prince Rupert suspended until Mid April

With more and more Prince Rupert residents hunkering down at home during these times of COVID-19 there's seemingly a lot of yard work and such getting done, so much so, that the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department as issued a suspension on Open Burns in the community, suspending the practice of burning yard trimmings and other materials,

The decision to suspend the Burns comes after a number of complaints from neighbourhoods around the city, with smoke filling the skies as home owners burn off any number of materials.

The Only Fires currently permitted in the city will be recreational cooking fires that make use of clean wood.

The Suspension of the Open Fires is anticipated to last until at least April 15th.

For more notes on the work of Emergency Service workers in the city see our archive page her.

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