Open Air Fires / Burning By-Law

WARNING: Any person who sets a fire or burns in the open air (excluding enclosed firepits) within the Town of Souris in a manner contrary to this By-law is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not less than $50.00 and not exceeding $500.00 except as permitted in this Bylaw.

No person shall set a fire or burn in the open air within the Town of Souris, unless the person is in possession of a valid permit from the Town of Souris, unless;

  1. The burning of leaves in the spring and fall, provided the burning does not interfere with the use and enjoyment of other premises and further provided that an adult person tends the fire until completely extinguished.
  2. The burning of refuse in an incinerator that complies with the provisions of The Manitoba Fire Code and the location of which complies with all application rules and regulations.
  3. The use of outdoor fire pits or fireplaces for camping or cooking provided they are utilized under adult supervision.
  4. The controlled burning of vacant lots, river banks, and other private or public property by employees of the Town of Souris or the Fire Department, for the purpose of reducing the hazard of fire.
Except as provided in above, any person intending to set a fire or burn in the open air shall apply to the Town of Souris for a permit, prior to burning