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Recent rainfall sees South Frontenac level one fire ban lifted

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Today, Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, the level one fire ban has been lifted for the Township of South Frontenac.

This means that residents can return to having approved incinerator or brush pile fires that are in compliance with the regulations set in the Township’s burning By-law 2012-68, in addition to the previously permitted open air cooking and camping fires, according to a release from the Township.

On Jun. 18, 2021, the total fire ban the Township of South Frontenac had been under was downgraded to a Level One fire ban. Following the frequent rainfall experienced over the past week in South Frontenac, current conditions present less of a risk to those wishing to burn, according to the release. With the lifting of the fire ban, residents are reminded to reference the Open Air Burning By-law 2012-68, burn only when conditions are appropriate, and always ensure there are adequate provisions in place to stop the spread of fire if it becomes out of control.

“I would like to thank the residents of South Frontenac for complying with the ‘Total Fire Ban’ and ‘Level One Fire Ban’ that were previously in place,” said Fire Chief Darcy Knott, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “Your cooperation and commitment to the community keep our residents, properties, and SFFR firefighters safe,” explained Chief Knott.

The Township would like to remind residents that any infraction of By-law 2012-68 can result in significant financial penalties. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact South Frontenac Fire & Rescue (SFFR) at 613-376-3027 ext. 2234, or via email at [email protected].

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