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Fire Ban in effect

City-wide burn ban in effect as of July 9

Kawartha Lakes – Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service have issued a City-wide burn ban as of Monday July 9, 2018 until further notice. Residents will be notified when the ban is lifted.

“We would like to thank residents for burning responsibly at their home or cottage as we have not had calls to date concerning this,” says Mark Pankhurst, Fire Chief. “However, due to the continuous hot and dry temperatures, the burn ban is in effect for the safety of residents and the municipality.”

The burn ban does not necessarily apply to those with Agricultural or Special Burn Permits as special conditions already apply to these permits. However, safe and common sense practices should be followed at all times when burning.

Under section 8.03 of By-law 2016-110, 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.

The City of Kawartha Lakes would also like to thank all residents for their cooperation and assistance during this time.

For more information, visit the Burn Bans, Permits and By-Laws webpage on the City’s website.

For more information please contact:

Fire Prevention Office

705-324-5731 Extension 545

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