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Full burn ban downgraded to partial burn

AUG. 23: Due to more favourable conditions due to the recent rainfall, Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue has downgraded the full burn ban to a partial burn ban effective Tuesday, Aug. 23.

A partial burn ban will allow residents to light and maintain a campfire of no more than 60 cm in width by 60 cm in height, used for cooking, warmth or recreational enjoyment.

The partial burn ban remains in effect until fire department has determined the fire risk level is acceptable.

Cooking devices that are designed to cook food with wood pellets or charcoal, such as smokers or grills, are permitted for use. Any cooking devices, outdoor fireplaces and fuel fired appliances that use propane or natural gas are also exempt from the burn ban.

Burn permits can now be obtained and the electronic system will now allow anyone to activate their permit for burning.

Residents are notified of the burning status when activating their burn permit including any burn bans.

 

AUG. 15: Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue (PECFR) is restricting all burning in the municipality effective immediately. The complete burn ban restricts all fires including campfires, burn barrels, chimeneas, brush piles and yard waste.

Cooking devices that are designed to cook food with wood pellets or charcoal, such as smokers or grills, are permitted for use. Any cooking devices, outdoor fireplaces and fuel fired appliances that use propane or natural gas are also exempt from the burn ban.

All burn permits have been placed under restriction and the electronic system will not permit anyone to activate their permit for burning.

The restriction is due to drought causing extremely dry conditions that will cause the rapid spread of fire.
Watershed levels are also low which limits fire department access to non-traditional locations to access water.
Severe heat conditions may also limit the fire department’s ability to provide services and exposes firefighters to increased health risks including heat stroke and fatigue.

The burn ban will remain in effect until PECFR has determined the fire risk level is acceptable.

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  1. Administrator says:

    full ban still in effect. see links below to check status

  2. Shawn English says:

    What is the current burn ban status?

  3. Administrator says:

    For County’s updated fire status: https://www.thecounty.ca/
    For alerts at provincial parks: https://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts

    Found on the Ontario Parks Facebook page (two years ago)

  4. I came all the way here from Thornhill Ontario, and my kids wanted a campfire. Meanwhile, I’ve seen thousands of campfires along the beach and yet I shy have a campsite for my sons and their dogs.

  5. Tons of rain, extremely humid weather, yet sandbanks park tourists can burn wood all day, but locals can’t?

  6. Administrator says:

    Full burn ban still in effect

  7. Jordan says:

    Lots of rain last night. Is the burn ban still on?

  8. Michelle says:

    No campfires permitted.

  9. Michele Schlieman says:

    But Sandbanks are allowed fires? Unless the Ontario Parks alerts page has not been updated, it says no burning restrictions for Sandbanks https://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts. Sad there would be different rules for tourists.

  10. Administrator says:

    Yes. Full burn ban.

  11. Reg Greenough says:

    Is the fire ban still on?

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