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The Rural Municipality 
Of Macdonald

Address: 161 Mandan Drive,

Sanford, MB, R0G 2J0


Phone Number: 204-736-2255

Website: www.rmofmacdonald.com 

Email: info@rmofmacdonald.com  

 Fire Pits, Fire Bowls,

     Chimineas and     

      Other Outdoor    


  • By-Law No. 8/20 restricts open air fires in the communities of La Salle, Oak Bluff, Sanford, and Starbuck. 
  • No person may set an open-air fire within the boundaries of the communities of La Salle, Oak Bluff, Sanford, and Starbuck unless the fire is within an approved receptacle.
  • Approved receptacle means a fire pit, outdoor barbeque, smoker, outdoor fireplace, or outdoor warming receptacle. *See Section 17-20 of By-Law No. 8/20.
  • Outdoor barbeques and smokers must be operated in conformance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Only clean, dry, unpainted, and untreated wood is burned. No grass, leaves, brush, or tree pruning’s are burned in the open-air fire.
  • The open-air fire is maintained on a flat non-combustible base and is at a minimum of 3 metres (10 feet), as measured from the nearest edge of the open-air fire, from any combustible buildings or structures, combustible fences, trees, and overhead wires.
  •  The full by-law can be viewed on the Municipality's website on the following:              www.rmofmacdonald.com.                                 Government. Document & Download. By-Law No. 8/20 Burning Regulations (La Salle/Sanford/Oak Bluff/Starbuck).

 An approved fire pit must:

a) Be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief;

b) Have a spark arrestor, grille, or mesh and constructed of non-combustible material, which is used to cover the entire area of the open-air fire pit opening; and

c) Not be used for commercial or industrial application.

The Rural Municipality of Macdonald