The Fire Department of the Municipality of Chelsea announces to citizens that the prohibition of outdoor fires is now lifted. Due to the foliage of trees and shrubs, the appearance of vegetation and the increase in humidity, the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs has been able to lift the prohibition, which has been in effect since mid-April.
Open fires of less than one metre (without a permit) and fires in fireplaces equipped with a spark arrestor are now permitted on the municipality's territory. However, the prohibition on open fires over one metre (with permit) is still in effect since the authorization period for these fires ended on April 30.
Before enjoying an outdoor fire, the Municipality of Chelsea reminds its citizens of the importance of checking the restrictions in effect on the SOPFEU website.
To report a fire or any other situation requiring an immediate response, call emergency services at
With spring at our doorstep, your Fire Department would like to remind you of the regulations for open-air fires.
No fire is allowed when winds exceed 15km/h or when the flammability index is rated «very high » by Forest Fire Protection Society « SOPFEU ». The responsibility to check for these conditions falls under the responsibility of the person responsible for the fire. SOPFFEU is considered as the reference organization and can be contacted at 1-800 567-1206 or at sopfeu.qc.ca.
It is prohibited to burn grass, leaves, hay or straw, trash, construction waste, petroleum-based products and any other item deemed to be pollutant. Residents with outdoor fires should also, as a courtesy to neighbors, monitor the smoke that emerges - if it is going towards the neighbors, you should perhaps postpone your fire until the wind is favorable.
The person in charge of the fire assumes his ordinary responsibilities, in the case where disbursements, damages or pursuits result from the fire thus lit.
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To get a burning permit, contact the Fire Department at 819-827-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There is no fee for these permit.
To make a complaint about burning, smoke or the smell of smoke, call
You will need to provide the following information:
Before you decide to burn, please check the SOPFEU (Société de protection des forêts contre le feu) website for any fire ban in effect.