Fire Rating and Permit Information


The Town of Kearney webpage may not provide the most updated fire rating. The most updated and current Forest Fire Rating Boards can be found at the Kearney Community Centre located at 8 Main St., Kearney

IMPORTANT NOTES: Burning is allowed from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • Daytime burning of any kind is strictly prohibited, and only allowed by issuance of a special license from the Fire Chief, Paul Schaefer (705) 636-7402 – this includes campfires used for cooking or warmth By-law 2021-27
  • Setting off fireworks and sky lanterns is not allowed in Kearney and is strictly prohibited. See By-Law 2018-24 for more information.

Current Fire Rating: Updated June 16, 2021

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Fire Permits – Required from April 1st to October 31st

The Town of Kearney requires that all property owners and camping visitors obtain a fire permit before proceeding with any outdoor fires regardless of whether you are burning at home, or at a designated campground. Anyone burning without a permit may be subject to fines.

Three day permits can be obtained at the following locations:

Kearney Community Centre
8 Main St., Kearney

Kearney General Store
98 Main St., Kearney

Fetterley’s Garage
1770 Highway 518 East, Kearney

Rickward’s Small Motors Inc.
1914 Hwy 518, Kearney

Full-season & special permits can be obtained at the Fire Hall.

Kearney Fire Hall
111 Main St. Kearney
Please call ahead to (705) 636-7402


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