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					                                                                       For safe burning tips and information, visit the Wildland
 DID YOU KNOW?                                                         Fire Management Website or contact your local Wildland
                                                                       Fire Management or Client Services District Office:

O n a v e r a g e , 4 5 % of wi l d f ir e s i n t h e Yu k o n
                                                                                Whitehorse……...867.456.3877
a r e c a u s e d b y p e o p l e . W h i l e mo s t f i r e s
                                                                                Teslin……………..867.390.2531
                                                                                Watson Lake…….867.536.7335
a r e i n r e mo t e a r e a s , s o m e f i r e s d o e n d a n-

g e r c a b i n s a n d h o me s .
                                                                                                 867.536.2005
                                                                                Haines Junction..867.634.7061
                                                                                                                                    WILDFIRE
R u r a l h o me o wn e r s n e e d t o t a k e a l l p o s s i -
                                                                                                 867.634.2256
                                                                                Carmacks……….. 867.863.5271
                                                                                                                                   PREVENTION
                                                                                Mayo……………….867.996.2343
b l e p r e c a u t i o n s t o r e d u c e t h e t h r e a t of                                 867.996.3200
                                                                                Daw son……………867.993.5752
wi l d f i r e s . I t i s wi s e t o b u i l d a f i r e p it i f
                                                                                                 867.993.5468
wa n t t o e n j o y f i r e s o u t s i de . I t s h o u l d b e               Ross River……….867.969.2243
                                                                                Ol d Cr ow ………….867.966.3311
t h o r o u g h l y c l e a r e d a n d s u r r o u n d e d wi t h

r o c k s o r b u i l t o n b a r e r o ck w i t h a s c r e e n
                                                                           www.community.gov.yk.ca/firemanagement.html

o n i t . Yo u s h o u l d a l s o e n s u r e t h a t yo u r

f i r e p i t c o mp l i e s wi t h a n y l o c a l mu n i c i p a l                                                                BURN BARRELS
b y l a ws .


G a r b a g e d i s p o s a l i s b e s t d o n e a t t h e mu -

n i c i p a l d u mp b u t i f t h a t i s n ’ t p o s s i b l e ,

b u i l d a p r o p e r i n c i n e r a t o r o u t o f a me t a l

b a r r e l i n g o o d c o n d i t i o n an d f o l l o w t h e

burning barrel guidelines that are avail-

a b l e t h r o u g h yo u r l o c a l W i l d l a n d F i r e

Ma n a g e me n t O f f i c e .




                                                                               Report Wildfires
                                                                            1-888-798-FIRE(3473)
before you burn                                 preparing your burn barrel                       conduct a safe burn

                                                                                                  •   Never burn in windy conditions.
                                                                                                      Only burn when you can barely
                                                                                                      feel a breeze

                                                                                                  •   Try to avoid burning in the heat of
In many parts of the Yukon, burn barrels are                                                          the day
commonly used to dispose of debris. While
they are a convenient tool, burn barrels                                                          •   The material you burn in your burn
                                                                                                      barrel should be as dry as possi-
must be used responsibly to avoid sparking                                                            ble. Burn in small amounts to
a wildfire.                                                                                           make sure they are completely
                                                                                                      burned

Get a Burning Permit                                                                              •   Do not allow the burn barrel to
                                                                                                      smolder, especially overnight
If you plan on using a burn barrel during the
                                                                                                  •   NEVER leave the fire in your burn
fire season (April 1-September 30), you are                                                           barrel unattended. Close supervi-
required to obtain a Burning Permit. In fact,                                                         sion of your burn barrel in neces-
                                                                                                      sary at all times.
burning permits are required for anyone
planning to burn grass, brush or debris on                                                        •   Keep hand tools and a local water
all PRIVATE and PUBLIC lands (subject to                                                              supply nearby
municipal bylaws) between April 1 and Sep-
                                                                                                  •   Landowners/company representa-
tember 30.                                                                                            tives are encourage to transport
                                                                                                      their garbage to rural landfill sites
                                                •   Burning barrels must be in good condi-            whenever possible
Burning permits are free of charge and are
                                                    tion with proper vents
available through your local Wildland Fire
                                                •   Always cover your burn barrel with            What NOT to burn
Management or Client Services District Of-          6mm(1/4in)or smaller metal mesh
fice.                                               screen
                                                •   Screens should be weighted                    •   Preserved wood
                                                •   Position your barrel a minimum of 5 me-
                                                                                                  •   Material from automobile bodies
                                                    tres from standing timber                         and tires
                                                •   Clear ground to mineral soil within 3
                                                    metres of barrel                              •   Rubber, plastic and any materials
                                                                                                      that contain rubber or plastic
                                                FIRE BANS
                                                When conditions are extremely hot and dry,        •   Animal manure
                                                a fire ban can be issued. When this occurs
                                                your burn permit is not longer valid. Once a      •   Pathological waste
                                                fire ban is lifted contact your local Wildland
                                                Fire Management Office to have another
                                                permit issued.

				
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