Every year, SOPFEU and municipal firefighters respond to numerous fires caused by out of control burning. Before proceeding to burn dead vegetation such as grass, leaves, and branches, consider the following alternatives:
•Green bin leaf and yard waste recycling
•Taking your yard waste to an ecocentre
Keep in mind! In spring, forests are particularly vulnerable. Because of the dryness of the plant debris on the ground (branches, leaves, and grasses), fire can spread very easily.
Tips from the pros! Many municipalities regulate or ban burning. Be sure to consult the municipal regulations for your area before you strike a match.