REGULATE OPEN AIR FIRES BYLAW
VILLAGE OF TOMPKINS
BYLAW NO. 8-2016
A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF TOMPKINS, IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN,
TO REGULATE OPEN AIR FIRES
The Council of the Village of Tompkins, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:
1. Open air fires shall not be set unless the following measures are taken to limit their spread.
a) Fires must be contained in a non-combustible receptacle constructed of cement, brick or sheet
metal with a minimum of 18 gauge thickness.
b) a receptacle must be covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not
exceeding 13 millimeters; and
c) the size of the fire box of any receptacle must not exceed .61 cubic meters.
2. The fuel for open-air fires may consist only of charcoal or cut, seasoned wood. The burning
of the following materials is prohibited:
b) garden refuse;
d) livestock or animal carcasses;
e) any material classified as dangerous goods; and
f) any material which when burned will generate black smoke or an offensive odor
including insulation from electrical wiring or equipment, asphalt roofing materials,
hydrocarbons, plastics, rubber materials, creosoted wood or any similar material.
3. Open-air fires must be reasonably supervised so as to prevent their spread.
4. Open-air fires must not be set in windy conditions conducive to creating a running fire or a
nuisance to another person.
5. If smoke from an open-air fire causes an unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of
another person's property, the fire must be extinguished immediately.
6. The owner or tenant is responsible for any or all damages as a result of burning.
7. The Fire Chief or designate of Law Enforcement Officers may issue a notice of Bylaw Violation to
any person committing an offence under this bylaw.
8. If the owner or tenant or occupant responsible for the premises refuses or neglects to do anything
required to be done, the matter or thing may be done by the Village of Tompkins at the expenses of
the person in default and the Village of Tompkins may recover the expenses of doing so with
costs, by adding the expenses to , and thereby form part of the taxes on the land on which or with
respect to which the work was done.
9. In addition to cost recovery, a fine may be issued in accordance with the Village of Tompkins
General Penalty Bylaw.
10. This Bylaw shall come into force and have effect from and after the date of the final passing