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May 31, 2016 16:00

Due to the extreme dryness, effective immediately, all open air fires are prohibited anywhere in Norfolk County.

The only exception to the ban is cooking fires contained in a barbeque and cooking fires in approved campgrounds.

Fires conducted during a ban may be subject to a fine or a cost recovery invoice as per Norfolk County rates & fees by-law.

During a ban if you discover an open air fire call 911. 

If you have any questions please contact Fire & Rescue Services Division Administration Headquarters at 519-426- 4115.


4 Responses to Ban On Open Air Fires

  1. Jim Elliott says:

    Is the ban still in place? An updated would be appreciated.

  2. Jack Addison says:

    June 27 2016.
    According to your website fire ban has been lifted for open fires in your reply to Jim Elliot June 10.
    I am wanting to have a campfire for a family event July 02 on a rural property near Port Ryerse.
    Could you let me know present fire ban condition.

    Thanks Jack Addison

    • Scott Pipe says:

      A new burn ban has been implemented due to the extreme dryness. The previous post is referring to the ban that was put in place earlier in the season. Unfortunately all open air fires are prohibited for the time being.

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