LEVEL 2 FIRE BAN - NO BURNING OF ANY KIND - NO fireworks
Even though there is some rain in the forecast, it is not enough to lift the ban. There will need to be at least four days of continuous rain in order to lift the ban.
TICKET FINES FOR BURNING
$500 as per Burn By-Law 81-2016 Schedule A Item 14
$110 Surcharge - Provincial Offences Act
$5 Court fee - Provincial Offences Act
$615 TOTAL Part one ticket fine
In the event Fire Department personnel and vehicles are dispatched for the purpose of extinguishing an open air fire, further penalties (cost recovery) as established by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario will be charged. Currently $477/apparatus per hour plus firefighter wages.
While a Level Two (2) fire ban is in effect, no person shall at any time set, maintain, or allow any open air fire of any kind other than:
- enclosed barbeques fueled by propane or charcoal
- outdoor furnaces
All Fire Permits are suspended; no new Fire Permits may be issued
NO campfires, fireworks, chimineas, chinese lanterns, ban busters, any open flame
NO BURNING OF ANY KIND