Oakville Fire issues partial fire ban on August 4, 2016

Thu, 04 Aug 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 prolonged 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. Fire prevention officers are also reminding residents that personal barbeques are not permitted in any town parks.

“The partial fire ban will remain in place until the risk of fire spreading has been reduced to a manageable level by sustained rainfall and cooler temperatures,” said Oakville Fire Chief Brian Durdin.

For additional fire safety tips visit the outdoor fires page or call Oakville Fire Prevention at 905-338-4404. Oakville’s open air burning regulations are outlined in By-law 2006-174.

The public will be notified once the ban has been lifted.