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Outdoor fires

City of Pointe-Claire is taking advantage of the summer season to make certain reminders about outdoor fires, with a view to ensuring better air quality for all its citizens.

In all cases, bonfires and open fires are prohibited on the City’s territory. By prohibiting them, it is limiting the harmful effects of wood combustion on the environment and on health. This combustion releases several air pollutants:

  • PM10 and PM5 fine particles
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

These are responsible for increased cardiorespiratory issues in the most vulnerable populations, such as children, seniors, and those suffering from chronic cardiorespiratory problems.

The regulations put in place help to reduce the amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere and ensure better air quality for all.

Thank you for your cooperation.