Municipality of the County of Inverness
infographic from the nova scotia government indicating that the illegal burn fine is now 25000$, effective May 16, 2024

Nova Scotia government increases fine for illegal burns

As of May 16, 2024, daily burn restrictions apply to provincial, municipal and private campgrounds (national parks are under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada).
To help prevent wildfires, open fires (like campfires) are not permitted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. because that is often when the risk of wildfires is greatest. The BurnSafe map remains red during those hours every day.
The map is updated everyday at 2 p.m., to show the daily restrictions:
– red means burning is not permitted that day
– yellow means burning is permitted after 7 p.m.
– green means burning is permitted after 2 p.m.
Check before you light a campfire. Campers can check daily burn restrictions via the BurnSafe map or by calling 1-855-564-2876 (BURN). They can also check with campground staff.
The fine for violating the daily burn restrictions has increased to $25,000.
Devices such as gas stoves/barbeques and charcoal briquette barbeques can still be used any time, following manufacturers’ instructions.
Never leave a fire unattended. Always make sure your fire is fully extinguished before you go to bed or leave your campsite. All campfires must be out by 8 am the following day.
Learn more about burn restrictions: novascotia.ca/burnsafe
Learn more about campfire safety: novascotia.ca/campfire-safety
infographic from the nova scotia government indicating that the illegal burn fine is now 25000$, effective May 16, 2024

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