Feb 28, 2013 / 11:54 am
Residents in Vernon will be allowed to conduct controlled burns on their property, providing their property is the right size and they have bought a permit from the city.
The burning will be allowed between Feb. 28 and April 30, but residents must own property that is at least five acres in size (or two hectares) and they must purchased a $75 permit from city hall. They must also follow two sets of regulations that can be found on the city of Vernon website.
The following material and items are forbidden from open burning:
- treated lumber
- railway ties
- demolition waste
- domestic waste
- asphalt products
- paint fuel and lubricant containers
- Hazardous waste
- biomedical waste
- tar paper
Burning without a permit is subject to fines ranging up to $1,000 if Vernon Fire Rescue Services must be called to the scene for any reason.
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