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Burn Ban to be lifted Sunday May 1, 2022

Fire rating moderate iconKawartha Lakes - The municipal-wide burn ban will be lifted effective Sunday May 1, 2022. The burn hazard index will be set to moderate.

Chief Jones would like to thank those who helped reduce the risk of ground fires by following the annual April burn ban. As always residents are asked to use caution if they are burning.

No person shall set an open fire under weather conditions that limit the rapid dissipation of smoke or when wind may cause unsafe conditions that may result in fire spread.

Clean dry wood is the only material to be burned. No person shall have an open fire for the purpose of burning grass clippings, leaves, garbage, or non-wood items. Fires must be supervised by an adult at all times and a means of controlling fires must be present.   

If you’re using a burn barrel a permit is not required however the burn barrel must meet the design defined in section 1.01 of By-law 2016-110. A burn barrel is not permitted in a built up area as defined in the By-law.

For more information about open air burning and to obtain a burn permit, please visit the Burn Bans, Permits and Bylaws webpage.

Fire Prevention Office
705-324-5731 extension 545

Municipal Law Enforcement Office
705-324-9411 extension 1212
Toll Free: 1-888-822-2225 ext 1212

Burn Complaints (Kawartha Lakes Police and Fire Dispatch Non-Emergency)
705-324-2191 (During active burning only)


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