Oakville Fire issues partial fire ban effect immediately

Open burning in rural areas prohibited due to hot, dry weather

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Oakville Fire issues partial fire ban effect immediately

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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On July 14 2016, the Town of Oakville Fire department lifted the partial fire ban that was in effect for open air burning of brush on farms and agricultural lands.

Fire prevention officers are asking residents to remain cautious and follow all the provisions specified in By-law 2006-174 that regulates open air burning.

Oakville Fire will continue to monitor weather conditions and update the public of any changes as necessary.

Original Post: July 7, 2016
The Town of Oakville Fire department has issued a partial ban on open burning due to the hot, dry weather effective immediately.

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. Never leave the fire unattended and ensure the fire is completely doused so that all burned material and the ground are soaked and cooled.

“The lack of rain and high temperatures is a risky combination when it comes to fire, and the partial ban will be in effect until these conditions change,” said Glenn Barwell, Public Education Officer with the Oakville Fire Department.

Fire prevention officers are also reminding residents to be diligent and follow all the provisions specified in By-law 2006-174 that regulates open air burning. The public will be notified once the ban is lifted.

For more information on open air burning in Oakville, visit oakville.ca and search “outdoor fires” or call Oakville Fire Prevention at 905-338-4404.

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