Since the municipality of Saint-Antoine has no by-law or regulations concerning outdoor fires, citizens must respect the provincial guidelines. If you want to make a Category 1 fire (see criterias below), you must ensure that burning is permitted by visiting or by calling 1-866-458-8080 before starting your fire. Information is updated at 2 pm daily.

Category 1 fires
  • Three metres in diameter or smaller.
  • Piles no more than two metres high.
  • Burning within 60 metres of forestland.
  • Multiple piles must be at least 10 metres apart.
  • No more than four piles burning at one time.
  • Must be attended at all times.

If you light a fire, you must make sure it is extinguished before leaving the area. You must have the landowner’s permission before igniting a fire on private land.

Consult the Backyard fireplaces brochure  for the best practices to follow when installing/maintaining a fireplace in your backyard.

Category 2, 3 and 4 fires require permits and inspection by Forest Services officer from Natural Resources. You must call the Richibucto District Office (Natural Resources) at (506) 523-7600. Consult the Burning Permit brochure for the criterias of a category 2, 3 and 4 fire.