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Fire Burning

What are the regulations regarding open air fires?

The City of Winnipeg has established revised standards and requirements for all open air fires regulated under the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law 1/2008

These standards include specific by-law requirements for residential open air fires in various permanently constructed or portable receptacles such as fire pits, fire bowls, chimineas and other outdoor receptacles.

Frequently asked questions

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Can I burn garbage, construction material or leaves?
  • No, only burn clean, dry, unpainted and untreated wood and no grass, leaves, brush or tree prunings.
Where can I place a fire pit on my property?
  • Afire pit must be at least 3 metres (10 feet) from any combustible buildings, structures, fences, trees, or overhead wires, etc.
What are the necessary safety precautions when having an open air fire?
How do I report an open air fire concern?
  • Contact the City at 311 to register a complaint.
  • Contact the City of Winnipeg at 311 for more information or to register a complaint.

Download the following brochures for more specific information:

Last update: February 26, 2020