Total open air burn ban lifted; partial burn ban remains in effect

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Kingston residents may once again have small, controlled fires, but a partial burn ban remains in effect, according to the City of Kingston.

Kingston Fire and Rescue lifted the total open air burn ban on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2018 due to the recent precipitation. Residents may have small fires no more than 45 cm wide by 45 cm high, which are used to provide warmth or cook food, and for religious or ceremonial purposes if used in compliance with the City of Kingston Open Air Burning Policy, according to a press release from the City of Kingston.

No authorization to burn wood waste and/or brush will be permitted during the partial open air burn ban.

Kingston Fire and Rescue remind citizens of the following guidelines:

  • Remove all vegetation and other material that could spread the fire.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Keep your fire on a non-combustible surface and away from structures.
  • Have an adequate supply of water available to extinguish or control the fire.
  • Pay attention to wind conditions, smoke and potential spark hazards.
  • Be cautious when disposing of smoking materials.

Kingston Fire and Rescue will continue to update the status of the open air burn ban as weather conditions and fire risks chance. To find burn ban updates, or learn more about open air burning guidelines, go to

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