Nova Scotia Burning Restrictions

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During Wildfire Risk Season brush burning and campfires are not permitted in any county from 8 in the morning (8am) to 2 in the afternoon (2pm).

Q&As about Domestic Brush Burning

Domestic brush burning and campfires are allowed ONLY after 2pm (in counties coloured green), and before 8am.

Domestic brush burning and campfires are 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.

Industrial Burning Permits are still required for anyone wanting to clear land for agricultural or building purposes, blueberry fields over 2hectares in size or any brush pile larger than 3m wide by 2 m high. Please contact your local Natural Resources office for permits.

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