IMAGE - Feu à ciel ouvert
Outdoor fire

There are three types of outdoor fire:
  • Open air fire;
  • Home-made installation;
  • Fireplace with fire screen.
In Saint-Lazare, it is forbidden to make an open air fire except on agricultural territory for agricultural purposes. To do so, a permit must be obtained.



It is possible to have the two other type of outdoor fire (home-made installation and fireplace with fire screen) without a permit under the following conditions:

  • Light the fire in a non-combustible container with a maximum surface area of one square meter, a minimum height of 10 cm and a maximum height of 60 cm; Place the container at least 3 meters away from any property line and combustible material; 
  • Light the fire in a non-combustible container with a maximum surface area of .5 square meter that is specifically designed for this purpose and equipped with a chimney and a fire screen. Place it at least 2 meters away from any property line and combustible material.
  • Light the fire in a non-combustible container with a maximum surface area of .5 square meter that is specifically designed for this purpose and equipped with a chimney and a fire screen. Place it at least 2 meters away from any property line and combustible material. 







Forbidden





Fireworks
  • It is strictly forbidden to use fireworks on the territory of Saint-Lazare without obtaining of a permit prior

  • Although fireworks are available over the counter in convenience stores and their purchase is legal, their use is not

  • Residents must file a formal application with the Fire Department at least fifteen (15) days before the scheduled day of use of fireworks

Combustible materials
Wood and one of its by-products, paper, are the only combustible materials allowed.

It is forbidden to burn grass, dead leaves, household garbage, tires and any other material.

At all times :
  • must be controlled;
  • watched closely and kept inside the non-combustible container;
  • must have extinguishing equipment at hand to put out the fire quickly if needed;
  • must never threaten life, property or the integrity of anyone.
Smoke
Is considered a nuisance that a property owner, a tenant or the sole occupant of a building allows or to starts a fire of any kind from which smoke or ashes are spread on other properties.

Fines
Whoever contravenes this by-law commits an offence and is liable to, in addition to related fees:

[1.] for a first offence, a fine of at least two hundred ($200) but no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000),
       in the case of a natural person, and of at least four hundred dollars ($400)
       but no more than two thousand dollars ($2 000) in the case of a legal entity.

[2.] in the event of a second offence, a fine of at least four hundred ($200)
       but no more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), in the case of a natural person,
       and of at least four hundred dollars ($800) but no more than four thousand dollars ($4,000),
       in the case of a legal entity.


SOPFEU

At all times, restrictions regarding open air fires transmitted by the provincial authorities (SOPFEU, Société de protection des forêts contre le feu) take precedence on municipal bylaws. Verify the restrictions before making on open air fire.

When the fire danger is
very high (TRÈS ÉLEVÉ), it is forbidden to make a fire unless using a fireplace with a compliant fire screen. When the fire danger is extreme (EXTRÊME), avoid making fire. For more information, visit sopfeu.qc.ca/en

Voir le RMH 450  Voir le RMH 450 (article 31)

Last updated: 03/03/2017
Tous droits réservés, Ville de Saint-Lazare © 2002-2020
1960, chemin Sainte-Angélique, Saint-Lazare (Québec), J7T 3A3
Telephone: 450 424-8000

The Town ·  Municipal services ·  Things to do ·  History, maps & statistics ·  Environment ·  Transportation & public works ·  Public safety  ·   Contact us