The Heart of West Prince
10 Railway Street
P.O. Box 153 Alberton, PE C0B 1B0
Tel: (902) 853-2720 Fax: (902) 853-2314
Posted 20 March, 2007
Notice to residents of the Alberton Fire District
Residents of the Alberton Fire District are reminded that as of 15 March, burn permits will once again be required for open burning. These permits are available from the Western Forest District Office. Information from the Department of Forestry website states:
On Prince Edward Island, you require a valid burning permit for any open fire within 200 metres of burnable vegetation during the March 15th to December 1st period. Consult your burning permit to check on the fire weather index and wind speed conditions it states. It is an offense to burn without a valid permit or to fail to advise your local fire department before you start the fire. Fines for burning without valid permit are between $200 and $1000 and you are assessed the cost of extinguishing the fire. In addition, those who cause escape fires are liable in court for damage caused to neighbouring properties.
Furthermore, it is a violation of Town bylaws to have an open fire within Town limits without the permission of the Fire Chief or his designated representative. For more information on Burn Permits and related items such as the Forest Fire Index, please visit the Fire Department's burn permit page available at http://www.albertonfire.ca/permits.htm.