As hot and dry conditions persist, Haldimand County Fire Department is issuing a burn ban for all of Haldimand County effective immediately. This includes recreational and non-recreational fires.
Until further notice, all open air fires and the use of any family fireworks is prohibited anywhere in Haldimand County. Burn permits are also suspended until further notice.
The only exception to the ban is cooking fires contained in an approved natural gas / propane barbeque and non-recreational cooking campfires in campgrounds that have an approved fire safety plan.
Burn permit applications submitted during the burn ban will be processed only once the ban has been lifted.
Fires conducted during a ban may be subject to subject to fines, provincial prosecution and recovery of costs required to respond to and extinguish the fire.
During a fire ban you should call 911 immediately if you discover an open air fire.
For more information on fire safety in Haldimand County, visit the Fire Department website.