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County issues total burn ban

UPDATE March 26 –

Fire Chief Scott Manlow has issued a total burn ban throughout the County of Prince Edward in response to dry conditions.

  • A total burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including brushfire, campfires, and burn barrels.
  • The fire chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to determine the necessity of a burn ban. When conditions improve, the ban will be updated.
  • For more information, contact Fire Dispatch, Prince Edward County at (613) 476-2345.

March 23 – Fire Chief Scott Manlow has issued a partial burn ban for the County of Prince Edward due to high winds and dry conditions.

Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire.

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burning permit is required for all open air burning.

Residents can apply for an annual burning permit by visiting Fire Station 1 at 8 McDonald Drive in Picton, Shire Hall at 332 Picton Main Street, or at any County Library. You can find a full list of County libraries online at www.PECLibrary.org/locations/. Burning permits cost $15 and expire at the end of the calendar year (Dec. 31, 2018).

The Fire Chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to determine the necessity of a burn ban. When conditions improve, the ban will be updated.

More information about preventing grass fires is posted on the Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue website. For more information, contact Prince Edward County Fire Dispatch at (613) 476-2345.

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