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Scugog burn ban to be lifted this weekend

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog plans to lift the spring burn ban this weekend.

At a council meeting on Monday, April 25th, Scugog Fire Chief Mark Berney announced the burn ban will end this Saturday, April 30th.

“Mother nature has cooperated quite nicely with us, and conditions are such that I feel comfortable with open-air burning resuming again,” he said.

But the fire chief had a recommendation for anyone looking to do open-air burning.

“I am reminding residents to obtain an open-air burning permit before burning, and have a thorough knowledge of the open-air bylaw, including what you can and can’t burn. Permits and the bylaw are available on scugog.ca.”

The burn ban was put into place on Saturday, April 9th. The ban was implemented by the Township as a precaution.

“While the fire index rating is low in general, local circumstances are such that should a wildfire happen, Scugog residents, property and firefighters will be at risk. This became obvious this past weekend,” Chief Berney said, when the burn ban was implemented.

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