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The Ottawa Fire Service has lifted a burn ban for the City of Ottawa.

The ban was issued July 29, following a dry month. It prohibited all open-air fires in the city, even to those who had a permit.

The ban was lifted Friday morning.

The Fire Service says residents must still obtain an open-air burn permit through the City before they can light fires and must call the fire department at 513-580-2880 before starting an open-air fire.

You can find out how to apply for a burn permit here.