Agricultural Fires

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Agricultural Fires
AGRICULTURAL FIRES ACT

CHAPTER 63:02

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20 of 1965

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation

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CHAPTER 63:02

AGRICULTURAL FIRES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Application.
4. Appointment of County Fire Control Officers.
5. Fire Advisory Committees. Constitution.
6. Convening meetings.
7. Fire guardian.
8. Names of fire guardians to be published in Gazette.
9. Equipment.

10. Resignation.
11. Revocation of appointments.
12. Delivery of supplied articles upon termination of service.
13. Delivery up of supplied articles upon death of fire guardian.
14. Illness, injury, compensation.
15. Personation of fire guardian.
16. Unlawful possession of badges.
17. Fire season.
18. Fire permit.
19. County Fire Control Officer may grant or refuse permit.
20. Planting crops on fired lands.
21. Limitations on fire permits.
22. Fire prevention measures.
23. Spark preventing devices.
24. Unfinished clearing of land, powers of Committee in connection

therewith.
25. Firebreaks on teak plantations.
26. Disposal of debris.
27. Use of private equipment.
28. Duties of owner to extinguish and report fire.

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS—Continued

SECTION

29. Offences.
30. Prohibitions.
31. Entry on private property.
32. Travel in forest.
33. Penalties.
34. Assault, etc., on fire guardian.
35. Prosecution of offence. Limitation.
36. Regulations.

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CHAPTER 63:02

AGRICULTURAL FIRES ACT

An Act to make better provisions for the prevention and control
of Agricultural Fires.

[24TH NOVEMBER 1965]

1. This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Fires Act.

2. In this Act—
“Committee” means a Fire Advisory Committee established for

a county in accordance with section 5;
“county” means any of the eight counties into which Trinidad is

divided by the Division of Trinidad Act or the Island of
Tobago together with the Islands of Little Tobago, Goat
Island, St. Giles or Melville or other small islands and rocks
as lie in close proximity to Tobago;

“County Fire Control Officer” means a person who is appointed
Fire Control Officer for any county under section 4;

“fire guardian”, except in section 7(1) and section 14, includes
an honorary fire guardian;

“forest” includes the plant cover on any land and consists of trees,
shrubs, plants or grass, whether living or dead;

“owner” includes an assignee, lessee, occupant, purchaser, and
any person having the right to cut timber and wood upon
any land;

“officer” means any constable, forest officer appointed under the
Forests Act, the County Fire Control Officer and a fire
guardian appointed under section 7.

3. (1) Subject to section 24, this Act applies to all lands
within Trinidad and Tobago except lands included within the limits
of any municipality, town or such other areas as may by Order
published in the Gazette be designated by the Minister.

20 of 1965.

Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Ch. 26:01.

Ch. 66:01.

Application.

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(2) Nothing in this Act affects or shall be held to limit or
interfere with the right of any person to bring and maintain a civil
action for damages occasioned by fire.

4. The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Chief
Fire Officer, appoint for every county at least one County Fire
Control Officer for the purposes of this Act.

5. (1) The Minister may, where he considers it suitable,
appoint at least one Fire Advisory Committee for a county, and,
subject to this section, a Committee so appointed shall consist of
such persons not being fewer than five as the Minister appoints.

(2) The County Fire Control Officer for the county in
respect of which a Fire Advisory Committee has been appointed
shall be Chairman of the Committee.

(3) Three members of the Committee including the
Chairman shall form a quorum for the transaction of business and
all questions coming before the Committee shall be decided by a
majority of votes, and in the case of an equality of votes the
Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

(4) The Committee may regulate its procedure and
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may arrive at
decisions by the circulation of papers, save in respect of powers
exercisable under section 19(2).

(5) The Committee may exercise such powers, functions
and duties as are given to it by this Act and in the exercise of such
powers, functions and duties, shall be subject to such general or
special directions as the Minister may give from time to time.

6. The County Fire Control Officer may, whenever he thinks
fit, convene meetings of the Committee but shall, on the first day
of each of the months of December, February, May and July or as
soon thereafter as is convenient, convene a meeting of the
Committee for the purposes of this Act.

Appointment of
County Fire
Control
Officers.

Fire Advisory
Committees.
Constitution.

Convening
meetings.

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7. (1) The County Fire Control Officer may, with the
approval of the Committee, appoint fire guardians who shall, for
the purposes of this Act—

(a) have all the powers of and shall be entitled to all
the immunities conferred by any law for the time
being in force on any constable;

(b) be paid for his services from such moneys as may
be provided by Parliament at such rates as may
from time to time be approved;

(c) have authority to exercise and perform all the
powers and duties conferred upon an officer by
this Act.

(2) The County Fire Control Officer with the approval of
the Committee may appoint honorary fire guardians who may
exercise the powers and authority conferred and perform the duties
imposed upon fire guardians under this Act.

8. The names of all persons appointed to be fire guardians
under this Act shall be published in the Gazette, and the production
of the Gazette containing a notice of the appointment of any person
to be a fire guardian under this Act shall, in all Courts and for all
purposes, be prima facie evidence that the person to whom such
notice of appointment relates is a fire guardian.

9. (1) Every fire guardian shall be provided with a badge
and such clothing and equipment as may be approved by the County
Fire Control Officer.

(2) The badge referred to in subsection (1) shall be
evidence of the office of a fire guardian and shall in all cases
be displayed by every such person when exercising the duties
of his office.

10. A fire guardian may at any time on giving one month’s
notice in writing to the County Fire Control Officer resign his
appointment as such fire guardian.

Fire guardian.

Names of fire
guardians to be
published in
Gazette.

Equipment.

Resignation.

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11. The appointment of any fire guardian may be revoked at
any time by the County Fire Control Officer with the approval of
the Committee.

12. (1) A fire guardian who resigns his appointment or
otherwise ceases to be a fire guardian shall forthwith deliver up to
the County Fire Control Officer for that purpose every article
whatsoever that has been supplied to him at the public expense for
the performance of his duties as a fire guardian and that he has not
been expressly authorised to keep or use for his private benefit.

(2) A person who fails to comply with subsection (1) is
liable on summary conviction to a fine of three hundred dollars or
to imprisonment for three months.

13. (1) When any fire guardian dies, any person in possession
of any articles which had been supplied to such fire guardian at
the public expense for the performance of his duties as a fire
guardian shall, within fourteen days after such death, deliver any
such articles over to the County Fire Control Officer.

(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable
on summary conviction to a fine of three hundred dollars or to
imprisonment for three months.

14. (1) A fire guardian who, through no fault of his own,
contracts an illness or sustains bodily injury while in the actual
discharge of his duties as such—

(a) shall be provided with medicines, medical
comforts and medical attendance at the public
expense on the written authority of the County
Fire Control Officer;

(b) shall receive full pay during any period of
incapacity, but not exceeding three months
without a recommendation from a medical board,
and in no case exceeding twelve months;

(c) is entitled to such compensation as may be
authorised by the President.

Revocation of
appointments.

Delivery of
supplied articles
upon
termination of
service.

Delivery up of
supplied articles
upon death of
fire guardian.

Illness, injury,
compensation.

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(2) When a fire guardian through no fault of his own
sustains bodily injury while in the actual discharge of his duties
as such and is thereby permanently disabled, either totally or
partially, the President may, where there is no other law in force
regulating the grant of compensation in such cases, grant him a
pension or gratuity the amount of which shall be subject to the
approval of Parliament.

(3) In case of the death of a fire guardian from bodily
injury sustained in the circumstances specified in subsection (2),
the President may, where there is no other law in force regulating
the grant of compensation in such cases, grant to his dependants a
pension or gratuity the amount of which shall be subject to the
approval of Parliament.

(4) Fire guardians shall not be workmen for the purposes
of the Workmen’s Compensation Act, but in the computation of
compensation granted under this Act in respect of permanent
disability or death the principles of that Act may be followed.

15. Any person not being a fire guardian, who in any way
purports to be a fire guardian for the purpose of performing any
function prescribed for fire guardians under this Act is guilty of
an offence.

16. A person who has in his possession any badge, clothing or
other equipment furnished for the use of a fire guardian and who
does not satisfactorily account for his possession thereof is guilty
of an offence.

17. (1) The period commencing on the first day of December
in any one year and ending on the thirtieth day of June in the next
succeeding year shall for the purpose of this Act be deemed to be
the fire season.

(2) The Minister may by Order published in the Gazette:
(a) declare any period after the thirtieth day of June

in any year and before the first day of December
in the next succeeding year to be a fire season for
any county;

Ch. 88:05.

Personation of
fire guardian.

Unlawful
possession of
badges.

Fire season.

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(b) extend or restrict the fire season for such period
as he considers necessary with respect to the
whole or any part of the lands to which this
Act applies.

18. (1) A person who desires to set fire other than an
indoor domestic fire during a fire season shall apply to the
County Fire Control Officer for permission to do so. Every
such application shall be in writing and shall contain the
following particulars:

(a) the location and approximate area and boundaries
of the land, factory or mill where the proposed
operation is to be conducted;

(b) the character of the operation;
(c) the number of persons to be employed in

the operation;
(d) the location of the camp, if any; and
(e) the probable duration of the operation.

(2) The County Fire Control Officer or another officer
authorised by him in writing so to do may issue to a person who
makes an application under subsection (1) a permit called a “fire
permit” to set fire during a fire season.

(3) A fire permit shall give authority to the holder to set
fire only in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in
the permit.

(4) No person except the holder of a permit issued under
subsection (2) shall set fire during a fire season for any purpose
except cooking.

19. (1) The County Fire Control Officer or another officer
authorised by him in writing to issue permits may—

(a) refuse a permit for any operation or limit the
period during or the area over which the operation
may be carried on; and

Fire permit.

County Fire
Control Officer
may grant or
refuse permit.

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(b) require that a person carrying on an operation
under a fire permit shall employ such competent
men and shall keep and maintain such firefighting
equipment in good repair at such specified
locations as the County Fire Control Officer or
other officer considers necessary for the control
of fires that might be required for or caused by
the operation.

(2) A person aggrieved by the refusal of a permit under
subsection (1) may appeal in writing to the Committee and the
Committee may require the officer who has so refused to state the
reasons for the refusal of the application.

(3) The decision of the Committee on any such appeal
shall be final.

20. (1) No person shall plant or cause to be planted any annual
crop on any land upon which fire has been set contrary to the terms
and conditions of a permit within a period of one year after such
fire was set out upon that land.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to lands—
(a) to which fire has accidentally spread from other

lands to which fire was set;
(b) which are used for the cultivation of sugar cane.

(3) A person who plants or causes to be planted any annual
crop in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

21. (1) A fire permit may be limited as to duration and area,
but in any event expires on the thirtieth day of November next
following the date of its issue, and may contain such other terms
and conditions as the issuing officer considers necessary.

(2) A fire permit may be cancelled or suspended at any
time by an officer, and immediately upon receiving notice of such
cancellation or suspension the holder thereof shall extinguish any
fire set out under the permit.

Planting crops
on fired lands.

Limitations on
fire permits.

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22. (1) Where an officer finds upon the land of any person
conditions existing which, in his opinion, may cause danger to
life, property or any crop or forest from fire he may order the owner
or person in control of the land to do what in the opinion of the
officer is necessary to remove the danger, and in default of
compliance by such owner or other person may enter upon the
land with such equipment and persons as he considers necessary
to remove such conditions.

(2) Subject to section 33(4) the cost of any work done
under subsection (1) shall be assessed to the owner or person in
control of the lands and may be recovered by the County Fire
Control Officer as a debt owing to the State.

(3) A person who neglects or refuses to carry out any order
given under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

23. (1) Where an officer finds in a county a building or
structure having a chimney so constructed or used that, in his
opinion, it may cause danger to life, property or forest from fire,
he may order the owner or person in control of the building or
structure to install a spark arrester of such type as the County Fire
Control Officer may approve and to do whatever else that in the
opinion of the officer is necessary to remove the danger.

(2) A person who neglects or refuses to carry out any order
given under the authority of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

24. (1) Where it appears to the Committee that the condition
of any land in any village or town other than a municipality is, by
reason of unfinished clearing of land, a source of danger from fire to
property in the county, the Committee may give notice to the owner
of the land directing him within the time to be named in the notice,
to clear the land or such part thereof or to such extent as is necessary
to remove, as far as possible, all source of danger by fire.

(2) If the owner fails to complete the work within the time
required, the Committee may authorise the County Fire Control
Officer to cause the work to be done and the expenses in doing the
work shall be a charge upon the land and shall be payable by the
owner forthwith.

Fire prevention
measures.

Spark
preventing
devices.

Unfinished
clearing of land,
powers of
Committee in
connection
therewith.

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(3) Subject to section 33(4) the cost of any work done by
the County Fire Control Officer may be recoverable summarily by
the County Fire Control Officer as a civil debt due to the State.

(4) A person who fails to comply with any requirement
under this section is guilty of an offence.

25. The owner of any area of land in excess of half an acre
that has been planted with teak trees which comprise the majority
of trees growing thereon shall construct firebreaks of a minimum
width of thirty feet on all sides of that land and shall keep firebreaks
clean during the fire season.

26. (1) Every person clearing land for a right of way for any
road, ditch, telephone, telegraph, power or pipe line, or clearing
land to be flooded for water storage purposes, shall dispose of all
refuse, timber, brush or other inflammable material cut or
accumulated thereon to the satisfaction of an officer.

(2) Any person who within three hundred feet of any railway
or any area over which a right of way exists causes any accumulation
of inflammable material shall, at the request of any officer, immediately
dispose of the material to the satisfaction of an officer.

(3) No person shall fell or permit to be felled trees or
brush in such manner that the trees or brush fall and remain on
land not owned by the person felling or permitting the felling of
the trees or brush.

(4) Every person having charge of any quarrying, logging,
mining or industrial operation or any portable or stationary engine
located within one-half mile of any forest shall have the area
surrounding the camp, mine, quarry, sawmill or engine cleared of
inflammable material.

(5) For the purpose of controlling fires that may be caused
either directly or indirectly by an operation of the nature referred
to in subsection (4), every person having charge of such operation
shall keep and maintain such efficient firefighting and other
equipment as may be required by an officer at such locations as
the officer considers necessary.

Firebreaks on
teak plantations.

Disposal of
debris.

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(6) No person shall within one-half mile of any village or
town accumulate inflammable material or permit any such
accumulation to remain on any property owned by him or under
his control.

27. (1) For the purposes of controlling and extinguishing any
fire, an officer may use any privately owned equipment and may
employ or summon the assistance of any male person between the
ages of sixteen and sixty years.

(2) Any person employed or summoned under
subsection (1) shall receive such compensation as may be approved
by the Minister if in the course of rendering the assistance required
by the officer he sustains any personal injury.

(3) A person who refuses or neglects to provide any
privately owned equipment or to render assistance when
required under this section is guilty of an offence, save that it
shall be a defence for such person to prove that he was
prevented by illness or infirmity or by any other reasonable
cause from so acting.

28. Every owner of land upon which there is a fire not
authorised under this Act shall use all reasonable efforts to
extinguish such fire and shall report it without delay to an officer,
and in any prosecution or action the onus is upon the owner to
prove that he used all such reasonable efforts to extinguish such
fire and that he so reported such fire.

29. (1) During a fire season no person, on any lands to which
this Act applies, shall—

(a) use or operate within a quarter of a mile of any
forest an engine that is not provided with a safe
and efficient device for arresting sparks, together
with an adequate device for preventing the escape
of fire in live coals from all ash pans and fire
boxes; or

Use of private
equipment.

Duties of owner
to extinguish
and report fire.

Offences.

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(b) destroy any wood or waste material by fire within
a burner or incinerator operated at or near any
mill or factory, or operate any power-producing
plant using in connection therewith any
smokestack, chimney or other spark-emitting
outlet, without installing and maintaining on such
burner or incinerator or on such smokestack,
chimney or spark-emitting outlet a safe and
efficient device for arresting sparks.

(2) In addition to any other remedies provided by this Act,
the County Fire Control Officer may apply to the High Court of
Justice for an injunction restraining the use of any machinery,
engine, burner or plant in connection with which a chimney or
other spark-emitting outlet is used.

30. No person shall—
(a) throw or drop any burning match, ashes from a

pipe, lighted cigarette, cigar or other burning
substances on any land to which this Act applies;

(b) without lawful authority, destroy, deface or
remove any notice posted under this Act; or

(c) without lawful authority, destroy, damage or
remove any equipment placed in a forest for the
purpose of protecting such forest from fire.

31. It is lawful for an officer while in the performance of his
duties to enter into and upon any lands and premises other than a
private dwelling, store, or office; and any person who hinders,
obstructs and impedes any such officer in the performance of his
duty is guilty of an offence.

32. Every person using or travelling in any forest shall, upon
request, give an officer information as to his name, address, routes
to be followed, location of camps and any other information
pertaining to the protection of the forests; and any person who
refuses to give such information is guilty of an offence.

Prohibitions.

Entry on private
property.

Travel in forest.

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33. (1) Where not otherwise provided, a person who disobeys
or refuses or neglects to carry out any of the provisions of this Act
or any regulation or Order made thereunder is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who is guilty of an offence under this Act is
liable on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand five hundred
dollars and to imprisonment for six months; and expenses incurred
by the County Fire Control Officer in controlling or extinguishing
any fire caused by or resulting from the disobedience, refusal or
neglect of such person shall be recoverable summarily by the
County Fire Control Officer as a civil debt.

(3) The Magistrate, upon making a conviction under
subsection (2), may order payment of compensation to the
extent of the expenses incurred thereunder by the County Fire
Control Officer

(4) On the prosecution for any offence under section 22,
23 or 24, it is a defence for the owner to prove that the order or
notice, or requirement is unreasonable and unnecessary.

34. Any person who assaults, obstructs or resists any fire
guardian in the execution of his duty, or aids or incites any other
person so to assault, obstruct, or resist any fire guardian or any
person aiding or assisting such fire guardian in the execution of
his duty is liable on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand
five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for six months.

35. (1) A complaint for an offence under this Act shall not be
made later than twelve months from the time when such matter of
complaint arises.

(2) For the purposes of prosecuting an offence against
this Act an officer may appear and conduct proceedings that are
the subject of a complaint brought by any other officer before a
Magistrate, and may address the magistrate and examine witnesses
in the same manner as the officer who brought the complaint is
entitled to do.

Penalties.

Assault, etc., on
fire guardian.

Prosecution of
offence.
Limitation.

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36. (1) The Minister may make Regulations for carrying out
the purposes of the Act.

(2) Regulations made under this section may provide that
any breach or contravention is punishable by the imposition of a
fine of seven hundred and fifty dollars or imprisonment for
three months.

Regulations.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

AGRICULTURAL FIRES REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Definitions.
3. Qualifications for appointment as fire guardian.
4. Application for fire permits.

Fire permit.
5. Duties of holder of fire permits.
6. Fire for domestic cooking.
7. Penalty.

SCHEDULE.

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AGRICULTURAL FIRES REGULATIONS

made under section 36

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Agricultural Fires
Regulations.

2. In these Regulations—
“fire guardian” means a person appointed as a fire guardian or

an honorary fire guardian under section 7 of the Act;
“fire season” means the period commencing on the first day of

December in any one year and ending on the thirtieth day
of June in the next succeeding year or such other period as
the Minister may declare by Order published in the Gazette;

“permit” means a fire permit issued by the County Fire Control
Officer under section 18 of the Act.

3. (1) A person may not be appointed as a fire guardian
unless he—

(a) is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago;
(b) is not less than nineteen years of age and not over

thirty-five years of age on the 1st January of the
year in which he is appointed;

(c) is of good character;
(d) has attained School Leaving certificate standard;
(e) passes a medical test.

(2) The appointment of a fire guardian shall be for such
period as may be determined by the County Fire Control Officer,
with the approval of the Committee.

4. (1) Any person may apply in writing on Form I as in the
Schedule for a fire permit to set out a fire on any land to which the
Act applies, during the fire season for—

(a) clearing the land for any purpose; or

GN 145/1968.

Citation.

Definitions.

Qualifications
for appointment
as fire guardian.

Application for
fire permits.
Schedule.

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(b) disposing of any accumulation of refuse,
brushwood or other inflammable material caused
by any mining or industrial operation or by any
logging or any other woods operation of any kind.

(2) A fire permit shall be as in the Form II in the Schedule.

5. The holder of a fire permit shall—
(a) pile all refuse, brushwood or other inflammable

material in heaps or rows at a distance of at least
six feet from any uncleared land, and at such
further distance as in the opinion of an officer,
is required;

(b) guard a fire until extinguished;
(c) not set out or permit a fire to burn during a

high wind;
(d) have at the location of the fire, such competent

men and firefighting equipment as may be
necessary to prevent the escape of fire.

6. Any person who sets out a fire out of doors for the purpose
of cooking shall—

(a) select a location for the fire free from
inflammable material;

(b) do all necessary things to prevent the fire from
spreading; and

(c) extinguish the fire before leaving the location.

7. Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of
regulation 5 or regulation 6 is liable on summary conviction to a
fine of seven hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment for
three months.

Fire permit.
Schedule.

Duties of holder
of fire permits.

Fire for
domestic
cooking.

Penalty.

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SCHEDULE

FORM I

THE AGRICULTURAL FIRES ACT

APPLICATION FOR A FIRE PERMIT

The County Fire Control Officer ...........................................................................

......................................................................... County.

I, ........................................................................................ do hereby apply for
a fire permit under section 18(1) of the Agricultural Fires Act.

1. Location of the land, factory or
mill where operation is to be
carried out.

2. Boundaries of the land, factory
or mill.

3. Approximate area of the land,
factory or mill.

4. The character of the operation.

5. The number of persons to be
employed in the operation.

6. The location of the camp, if any.

7. The probable duration of the
operation.

8. Date when officer may inspect
land, factory or mill.

Date ........................................... .........................................................
Signature of Applicant

North
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East
West

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FORM II

THE AGRICULTURAL FIRES ACT

FIRE PERMIT

Under the Agricultural Fires Act, and the Regulations and subject to the
limitations thereof, and subject also to the terms and conditions herein, this
permit is issued to:—

...............................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................

to set out fire upon the following lands:

..............................................................................................................................

..............................................................................................................................

for the purpose of ..................................................................................................

.................................................................................................................................

from and including .......................................... a.m. on the ................. of ................
p.m.

to and including .............................................. a.m. on the ................. of ................
p.m.

20......

Dated at ....................................................................... this ..........................

day of ....................................................... 20......

..............................................................................................................................

..............................................................................................................................

..............................................................................................................................

.................................................. .........................................................
(Signature of Holder) (Signature of Issuing Officer)

(Name in full of holder, in block letters)

(Address)

(state whether for clearing land, or disposing of

brushwood, debris or other inflammable material)

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This fire permit is limited to .................... days and to the ..................................

....................................................................................... location.

........................................................
County Fire Control Officer

........................................................
County

CERTIFICATE OF FIRE GUARDIAN UNDER REGULATION 4

I, ............................................................................................ Fire Guardian in

the County of ......................................................................................... do hereby

certify that I have inspected the lands, factory and mill referred to in the

application of ...........................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................... at

.............................................................. and I am satisfied that the particulars in
the said application are correct in all material respect, and that the requirements
regarding means of control and prevention of spread of fire are satisfactory.

.........................................................
Officer

Date ....................................... 20......

.........................................................
County of

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