Oakville Fire Department issues town-wide fire ban


Published June 8, 2023 at 12:16 pm

A town-wide fire ban has been issued in Oakville.

The Oakville Fire Department (OFD) issued the ban Thursday morning (June 8), prohibiting all open-air burning effective immediately.

The burn ban is town-wide and includes properties with approved burn permits. Oakville Fire said the ban will remain in effect until further notice.

“The decision to issue a burn ban comes after particularly dry weather conditions, limited rainfall and air quality warnings for the region due to smoke from wildfires in Ontario and Quebec,” the OFD said a release.
“People failing to comply with open-air burning regulations in the Ontario Fire Code and Oakville’s Open-air Burning Bylaw may be fined.”

Local residents can continue to use propane and natural gas fired devices such as barbecues during the duration of the ban.

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