On the recommendation of the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department, the Town of Torbay will extend its existing fire ban to include fires in any outdoor wood burning appliances and also consumer fireworks.

Along with open outdoor fires, banned fires also now include those in residential fire pits, fire bowls, and ‘chiminea’ style devices until such a time as the weather trend changes and circumstances improve both provincially and regionally.

Public concern has increased with the heightened awareness of brush fires and the 911 system has noted an increase in calls from citizens regarding residential fire pits and ‘chiminea’ style appliances.

The Town of Torbay encourages all residents to support this ban and to report anyone who is not in compliance by calling 911 to report any open air fires.