DAN CEARNS, The Standard
SCUGOG: As of Saturday, April 9th, the Township of Scugog has implemented a township-wide spring burn ban.
“No general or recreational burning is permitted during a burn ban. Some agricultural burning will be permitted during this time, with special conditions in effect. The ban will remain in place until further notice,” read a recent press release from the Township.
At a meeting, on Monday, April 4th, Scugog Fire Chief Mark Berney explained why the Township was taking this measure.
“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 explained. “We will continue to monitor local conditions and advise of any change to the burn ban restrictions.”
In a statement, Chief Berney noted, “dry grass and debris catch fire easily, and the flames spread quickly.”