At Wednesday evening’s council meeting, the decision was unanimously approved.
Clarenville chief administrative officer David Harris said, after discussing the matter with fire chief Cory Feltham, they decided it would be okay to give the all-clear for residents to resume with backyard fires and burning.
Harris says Feltham advised the fire index was not at a critical level.
“Given the amount of wet weather we’ve had the past couple weeks, they feel the fire ban is no longer necessary,” said Harris at the meeting.
A previous version of this article stated the department of forestry was advised. In fact, the fire chief used the fire index to make the decision to lift the local fire ban.