Burn Ban Issued for Central Frontenac Township

A burn ban is in effect for all of Central Frontenac until further notice.

The dry weather conditions, combined with high temperatures, and no rain expected in the near future, has prompted Central Fire Rescue to issue the ban on all open air burning, with the exception of camp fires.

This ban includes the burning of clean wood and brush, outdoor bonfires, and the use of all outdoor wood burning appliances.

"This fire ban has been put in place as a preventative measure due to current conditions and response from a recent wild fire caused by lightning," says Deputy Fire Chief, Jamie Riddel.

"The ban is to reduce the incidence of a large grass or brush fire which may place properties at high risk of loss, and be dangerous to firefighters and residents. A small grass fire can rapidly change to a major incident during periods of extended hot weather and little rain. We encourage all residents to comply with the fire ban and help keep our municipality safe."

Residents are being reminded that anyone found conducting open air burning, is guilty of an offence, and may be subject to service charges per the Open Air Burning By-law or charges in accordance with the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

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