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County of BrantCounty of Brant issues fire ban due to dry conditions

The County of Brant has issued an open-air fire ban, effective immediately, due to the lack of significant rainfall and dry conditions.

“In an effort to keep those in our community safe, open-air burning is not permitted in the County of Brant until further notice,” said Fire Chief Darren Watson.

Open air burning includes brush pile burns, campfires, burn barrels, open fireplace/chimneys and other fires set in open air.

Once a fire ban is declared, it is illegal to set a fire for any purpose within the County of Brant. Charges will be laid if attendance is required.

“The County of Brant’s volunteer firefighters provide lifesaving support in our community, and we ask that residents be considerate of this at this time,” said Chief Watson.  “We are asking everyone to be responsible and use their best judgment while the fire ban is in place.”

We continue to remind the public to exercise extreme caution when outdoors. This includes:

  • watching your propane or gas equipment carefully
  • smoking only when you’re stationary, never while walking or working in the bush
  • make sure all matches or cigarettes are out before disposing
  • be careful with anything that could start a fire

The Fire Department will continue to monitor the long-range forecast to determine when we have received significant amounts of precipitation which will allows us to lift the fire ban.

For more information, contact the County of Brant Fire Department at 519.442.4500 or visit www.brant.ca/Fire

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