Milton fire department issues burn ban with high winds expected Nov. 21


Published November 21, 2023 at 9:08 am

A burn ban for Milton residents has been instituted for Tuesday, Nov. 21, due to high winds.

Milton Fire & Rescue Services issued the ban with wind gusts expected to hit 20 km/hr.

Burn permits are required whether you are having a contained backyard fire or burning brush. Brush fires, which allow you to burn certain types of yard clippings and green waste, must be in a fire pit or barrel/drum that is no larger than 1.2 metres in length, width and height.

The fire must also be at least 15 metres away from:

  • Buildings and structures
  • Property lines
  • Trees
  • Hedges
  • Fences
  • Roadways
  • Overhead wires
  • Other combustible objects

Outdoor container fires are restricted to between the hours of dawn and 1 a.m. and must be in a container no larger than two feet in length, width and height. Only clean, dry wood can be burned and the minimum distance from the fire to structures and other combustibles is five metres.

On Agricultural lands the distance required is expanded to 30 metres and the fire cannot be greater than three metres high.

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