Kingston Fire & Rescue Issues Open Air Burn Ban

An open air burn ban is now in effect for the City of Kingston.

Kingston Fire and Rescue says with little precipitation predicted for the area, there is a higher risk of fire.

"Residents may have a small, controlled fire no more than 45 cm wide by 45 cm high, that is used to provide warmth or cooking food, recreationally, and for religious or ceremonial purposes," says Ted Posadowski, Chief Fire Prevention Officer.

Those who do not comply, could face a fine up to $50,000, and may also be liable for fire suppression costs.

KFR does say if the dry conditions do continue, a complete burn ban will be issued.

Click here for burn ban updates, and to find guidelines for open air burning.