Oakville Fire issues partial fire ban

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

Open burning in rural areas prohibited due to hot, dry weather

The Town of Oakville Fire department has issued a partial ban on open burning due to the hot, dry weather.

The ban includes open air burning of brush on farms and agricultural lands. Open burning in an outdoor fireplace, barbeque, open burning device or fire pit is permitted, however residents must keep a hose or other water source readily available. Never leave the fire unattended and ensure the fire is completely doused so that all burned material and the ground are soaked and cooled.

“The lack of rain and high temperatures is a risky combination when it comes to fire, and the partial ban will be in effect until these conditions change,” said Glenn Barwell, Public Education Officer with Oakville Fire.

Fire prevention officers are also reminding residents to be diligent and follow all the provisions specified in By-law 2006-174 that regulates open air burning. The public will be notified once the ban is lifted.

For more information on open air burning in Oakville, visit the outdoor fires page or call Oakville Fire Prevention at 905-338-4404.