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Burn Ban lifted in Kawartha Lakes

Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst commented, "I appreciate our residents' compliance during the burn ban. Due to this, as well as cooperative weather conditions, Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue Service saw a vast reduction in the number of grass and brush fires that we responded to during the month of April."

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.

Chief Pankhurst added, "I would like to encourage residents that do choose to burn now that the burn ban has been lifted, to be diligent in burning safely and never leave fires unattended."

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For more information please contact:

Fritz Mattern
Fire Prevention Officer
705-324-5731 extension 545

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