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Fire Department & Rating


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No Daytime Burning Permitted between April 1 and October 31

Fire rating chart

Residents must be in attendance when burning, do not leave fire unattended.

The size of fire is restricted to 2 feet x 2 feet.

Note that all persons are liable for costs incurred by the fire department, including personnel, equipment and apparatus necessary, when called to extinguish a fire that is not in compliance with the Township’s Open Air Burning By-law.

Burning Guidelines for the Township of Perry

Recreational Open Air Burning (e.g. campfires) for warmth and cooking are permitted on all properties in the Township of Perry. You do not require a Fire Permit for a campfire.

A fire shall be attended, controlled, and supervised at all times by a competent adult until the fire is extinguished. Remember to have immediately available an effective extinguishing agent or device for extinguishing the fire.

Do Not Burn

  • within 6 metres (19.7 feet) of a structure, vehicle, combustible/flammable objects and materials, forest, or adjacent properties;
  • when wind speeds exceed 30 km/hr., while under a smog alert, or in a manner which limits the visibility of a motorist to a distance less than 150 metres;
  • in a yard incinerator unless enclosed and covered by a heavy steel screen mesh with openings less than 5 millimeters;
  • during a Fire Ban;
  • debris, household waste, rubber, tar, painted wood, pressure or creosote treated wood, wood larger than the fire pit, or any type of yard waste.

Approval from the Chief Fire Official is required for all Non-Recreational Open Air Burning greater than 2 feet x 2 feet and for burning during prohibited times. Please contact the Fire Department at 705-636-5311 or 705-783-8700 to obtain approval for non-recreational fires.


Every owner shall comply with every direction of the Chief Fire Official or designate, the Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer and immediately cease any action prohibited. For the purpose of By-law 2017-13, all officers mentioned above may enter upon any lands. The property owner is liable if the fire is not contained/monitored.


Every person who contravenes any provision of By-law 2021-34 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine as provided for in the Provincial Offences Act.

Are You Wildfire Ready?

With wildfires taking place across the country, it’s important to be prepared.

Be prepared for any situation.

• Prepare, update and practice your emergency plan and ensure everyone in your household is included;

• Have a 72-hour emergency kit ready with the essentials needed to sustain you and your family for at least three days;

• Test smoke alarms and make sure you have one on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping areas;

• Remove any fire hazards in and around your home, such as dry branches, leaves and debris;

• Know how to turn off utilities;

• Make sure your vehicle has fuel at all times;

• Download and register for the Code Red Alert app for location-based emergency notifications; and

• Be informed of weather conditions, advisories and potentially triggering weather conditions.

With the fires currently taking place in northern Ontario and Quebec, conditions will appear hazy and you may smell smoke. You do not need to report these conditions to the Perry Township Fire Department.

If you see a column of heavy smoke or flames, call 9-1-1 immediately.

View the Forest Fire Info Map for the Province of Ontario for a list of active forest fires.