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New open-air burning regulations in Kingston to take effect

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If backyard campfires are one way you’ve been warding off the pandemic blues, you’ll need a new piece of paper for safekeeping.

As of April 19, 2021, the City of Kingston will require residents to obtain an open-air burn permit. In addition to the new permit, the city will launch a new website explaining rules and regulations around open-air burning in a clear and concise manner. It will also include how to apply for the new permit.

“The application process has been designed to be quick, easy, and informative,” Chief Fire Prevention Officer Ted Posadowski said.

Those who prefer the old-fashioned method can contact Kingston Fire and Rescue’s Fire Prevention Division at 613-548-4001 ext. 5123.

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