Burn Ban in effect

Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service have issued a City-wide burn ban until further notice (starting July 9).

Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst says due to the continuous hot and dry temperatures, the burn ban is in effect for the safety of residents and the municipality.

Those having a fire during a burn ban can be charged under the Provincial Offences Act and will also be responsible for the costs incurred by fire control.

Residents will be notified when the ban is lifted.

The burn ban does not necessarily apply to those with Agricultural or Special Burn Permits, however safe and common sense practices should be followed at all times when burning.