2 - Fire Advisories & Bans
Partial Fire Ban June 15th, 2022
FIRE BAN INFORMATION
A PARTIAL FIRE BAN is in effect for the Summer Village of West Cove year-round. The Summer Village of West Cove keeps a partial fire ban on year-round to control the way fires are maintained and to protect the Summer Village and the residents.
WHEN A PARTIAL FIRE BAN IS IN EFFECT
A partial fire ban means all fires must be confined within a non-combustible structure container or container or barrel with openings covered with a heavy gauge metal screen, having a mesh size not larger than twelve (12) millimeters and which is used for the purpose of cooking or warming. Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended. Soak it. Stir it. Soak it Again. Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt and stir. Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam.
WHEN A FULL FIRE BAN IS IN EFFECT
A FULL FIRE BAN means no fire of any kind, whether a permit is required or not, may be ignited within the Summer Village of West Cove, and any existing fires must be extinguished immediately. Please be vigilant concerning this.
Within the corporate limits of the Summer Village of West Cove, fire pits must:
- Be at least 3.0 (10.0 ft) from buildings, property lines and anything else that could catch fire.
- Be less than 1.0m (3.0 ft) wide
- Be less than 0.6m (2.0 ft) high
- Have a mesh screen on top to stop spark (spark-arrestor) with openings smaller than1.25 cm (0.5 in).