Outdoor fires

Smoke from outdoor fires can affect the health of people in the area, especially those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Ash, smoke or odour from fires may also cause a nuisance to your neighbours.

To ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing, it's important to take care around any form of fire.

The Hamilton Open Air Burning Bylaw 2015 sets out safe conditions for lighting fires outdoors. 

You can view the full bylaw here. ​

​Who to call

If a fire is causing a danger to people or property call 111. To report a fire that's causing a nuisance through smoke, ash or odour call Hamilton City Council on 07 838 6699. If you would like advice on lighting outdoor fires call 07 838 6699.

Page reviewed: 03 Aug 2018 2:45pm