Nova Scotia Burning Restrictions

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Brush burning and camp fires are not permitted in any county from 8 in the morning (8am) to 2 in the afternoon (2pm).


Is it safe to burn brush today? Check the colour-coded BurnSafe map, posted here at 2pm each day.

Q&As about Domestic Brush Burning


Burning
Burning brush (domestic burning) is allowed ONLY after 2pm (in counties coloured green), and before 8am.
Restricted
Burning brush is allowed ONLY between 7pm and 8am, for safety reasons (in counties coloured yellow)

Burn Safe Map
During wildfire-risk season, March 15 – Oct 15, you must check before you burn brush. Check municipal bylaws first.


Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1 855 564 2876(BURN)

More information on this program

Industrial Burning Permits
Dispelling Some Common Myths About Grass Burning
Winter brush burning... why burn brush in the winter?
Safe Brush Burning Checklist
Is Your Home Fire Smart?
Forest Fire Regulations