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Greater Napanee to lift partial burn ban later this month

Due to “favourable spring conditions,” Greater Napanee Emergency Services is lifting the current Partial Burn Ban for Greater Napanee, effective Saturday, May 15, 2021.

A Partial Burn Ban allows residents to light and maintain a campfire of no more than 60 cm in width by 60 cm in height, used for cooking, warmth and/ or recreational enjoyment, according to a release from the Town of Greater Napanee. A Total Burn Ban was enacted in the Greater Napanee area on Apr. 1, 2021, after Greater Napanee Emergency Services responded to three grass fires over five days in late March. The ban was downgraded to a Partial Burn Ban on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021.

An Open-Air Burning Permit is required for open-air burning in Greater Napanee. Open-Air Burning Permits can be obtained online through the Town’s website, www.greaternapanee.com, on the ‘Burn Bans, Permits & Open-Air Burning’ page. The cost is $15.00 for an open-air burning permit in Greater Napanee. Permits are valid for 365 calendar days from the day of purchase.

Once an Open-Air Burning Permit is purchased, residents must call 1-833-411-8482 (the number provided on the online permit registration page) and register the location of the fire before doing any open-air burning. The Town of Greater Napanee reminds residents that open-air burning is only permitted two hours before sunset until two hours after sunrise.

Due to the current Provincial-wide Lockdown, Greater Napanee Emergency Services is closed to public walk-ins. If you require assistance with obtaining an Open-Air Burning Permit or need to schedule an appointment for in-person payment of a permit, please contact Greater Napanee Emergency Services at 613-856-2226 or [email protected]

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