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Burn Ban in effect for Kawartha Lakes

The ban is effective immediately and no permits will be issued during the ban. Those found not in compliance may be subjected to fines as identified in Open-Air By-law 2016-110.

Best practices

Flying Lanterns are never allowed to be sold or discharged within Kawartha Lakes as outlined in Open-Air By-law 2016-110. During periods of dry weather, grasses, bushes and plants are more easily ignited by embers from open air burning.

How you can help:

  • Be vigilant when discarding cigarette butts and matches while outdoors
  • Ensure that matches and lighters are kept or locked in areas not accessible to children and youth
  • Remind children and youth of the dangers of playing with and lighting fires
  • Be aware of your surroundings when outdoors in open fields and wooded areas

Residents are reminded that the careless disposal of smoking materials is a main cause of accidental fires. Grass fires have the potential to cause extensive damage and injury, and also use emergency resources that could be required for other urgent situations.


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