Message to residents concerning open air fires

Following the recommendations of the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), we wish to inform our citizens that as of April 23 2020 and until further notice, the Town of Hudson will not be issuing any fire permits for the following conditions:

  • all open air fires exceeding the one (1) square meter in area by one (1) meter in height;
  • all types of fireworks.

However, the ban described above does not prevent citizens from lighting an outdoor fire, without a fire permit, under the following conditions:

  • surface area of the open air fire does not exceed one (1) square meter in area by one (1) meter in height;
  • all open-air fires shall be at the rear of individual properties and not near the street;
  • all open-air fires must have, at close proximity, a garden hose or other apparatus ready to be used immediately, should extinguishment be required;
  • all open-air fires must be supervised at all times, using caution, as to produce as little smoke as possible and to avoid spreading;
  • all efforts shall be made to prevent the smoke from going towards neighboring houses. This can be made easier if burning is done when there are light winds or blowing in the opposite direction of neighboring houses.

For more information, please consult our municipal by-law # 436 regarding open air fires.