Open Fires Ban – Fireplaces with spark arrestors permitted

Fires burning in facilities intended for this purpose and equipped with spark arrestor screens, such as stoves, fireplaces, and metal containers, are not considered to be open-air fires and they are allowed even when open fires are prohibited. In order to comply with prevailing standards, spark arrestor openings must be no wider than 1 centimetre. 

However, we invite you to consult your municipality. Your municipality may have stricter regulations that will take precedence over the MFFP regulations.

Here is what is and what is not allowed in the case of a ban on open fires.

* Outdoor propane or ethanol fireplaces are not targeted by the open fire ban because they do not produce sparks.