With the dry, hot weather expected to continue for the next several weeks, a Level 1 Burn Ban has been put into place in Westport.
Level 1 means:
- No Burn Permits may be activated and Open Air Burning or use of Burn Barrels at any time is prohibited.
- Campfires and cooking fires are restricted in use. They must be .6m x.6m x .6m (2’ x2’ x 2’) and built according to the by-law, with proper clearances and can only be used between the hours of 8pm. To 11pm. They must be fully extinguished after use, allowing a fire to smoulder out is not acceptable.
Let’s work together to ensure there are no open air burnings or anyone using a burn barrel. People with a campfire or cooking fire needs to pay special attention to the size of the fire and ensure that it is fully extinguished by 11:00 p.m.
Stay safe everyone.