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Scugog lifts the spring burn ban

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog’s spring burn ban has concluded.

“Scugog Burn Ban restrictions have been lifted. Still, remember, a permit is required for all burning in Scugog. Please burn according to your permit provisions and guidelines,” read a social media post from the Township, on Monday, May 1st.

The annual burn ban was put in place on Tuesday, April 11th. Under the ban, items such as outdoor fire pits, burn barrels, and chimineas were not allowed to be used.

“Each year, in April, a burn ban is imposed as part of the Township’s open-air burning By-Law, to help reduce the risk of fire to residents, firefighters and property. Even though there may be snow or localized flooding, dry grass and debris catch fire easily, and the flames spread quickly,” read a statement from Fire Chief Mark Berney, explaining why the Township implemented this ban.

At a recent council meeting, Chief Berney expressed the idea of lifting of the burn ban.

“Things are looking very green outside, and I anticipate lifting the burn ban on April 30th, at 11:59 p.m. I would like to thank all residents for cooperating at this time,” the fire chief said, at the April 24th meeting.

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