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Council Stops Bylaw Banning Residential Campfires

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The fire department is also working on a building bylaw that could ban cedar shakes for roofing on any new developments or on new roofs in the municipality.

In many cases homes burn because the roof catches fire. One of the best fire precautions to take is making roofs fire resistant.

Hall said there have been times when a spark has come from the chimney, landed on a cedar shake roof, and started a roof fire.

"If it’s a metal roof or a non-combustible roof, the opportunity for a fire in a home is much reduced," said Hall.

The fire department is working on the two bylaws and hopes to bring them before council for approval soon.

If any resident is concerned about their backyard campfire site, they can invite the fire department to check it over for hazards.

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