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Fire Rating

The Fire Danger Rating is a system of parameters which are considered in order to predict fire behaviour on any given day. The Fire Danger Rating system consists of four ratings and one special condition:

Low: Normal burning and residential fireworks allowed

Moderate: Normal burning and residential fireworks allowed

High: No open burning allowed other than campfires for cooking or warmth; LIGHTING OF RESIDENTIAL FIREWORKS ARE BANNED

Extreme: No open burning allowed; LIGHTING OF ALL FIREWORKS ARE BANNED

Restricted Fire Zone: Condition where the wild land is so dry that no open flame is allowed at all; LIGHTING OF ALL FIREWORKS ARE BANNED


Under all circumstances, commercial firework displays are only allowed under the authority of the fire chief. For more information, you can view By-law 2022-40 (pdf 352.18kb)  Fire permits can be found on the open air burning page.

Fire Danger Ratings are displayed on the Municipal Website and on signs located at:

  • The entrance to the Municipal Waste Transfer Station on Municipal Drive
  • On the front of Fire Station #2 in Waubamik
  • At the entrance to Nine Mile Lake