KAWARTHA LAKES—City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Services has lifted the complete fire ban for Kawartha Lakes. Although the risk of fire is reduced, the Fire Hazard Index is set at extreme and residents are encouraged to use extra caution to ensure fire safety.
The lifting of the ban signifies a return to the normal application of provisions in Open-Air By-law 2016-110. The burn ban was put in place August 9, 2016 due to extremely dry conditions, and has been lifted as a result of significant rainfalls throughout the last week.
Flying Lanterns are never allowed to be sold or discharged within Kawartha Lakes as outlined in the by-law. During periods of dry weather, grasses, bushes and plants are more easily ignited by embers from open air burning.
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For more information contact:
Deputy Fire Chief, Kawartha Lakes Fire Services
705-324-5731 extension 592
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