Township of Wainfleet Lifts Open Air Fire Ban

wfltfiredeptlogoThe Township of Wainfleet Friday announced it would lift the ‘no burn ban’ due to the recent rainfall.

“This much needed rainfall is welcome for our agricultural producers, and has given us the safety margin we need to lift the fire ban in our area” said Wainfleet Mayor April Jeffs. “I would like to thank the residents of Wainfleet for their understanding and their efforts to comply with the ban to keep the Township safe during these exceptionally dry days.”

The recent fire ban, in place since June 27th, was imposed due to the unseasonably dry conditions and applied to all agricultural, residential and commercial properties and included camp grounds, beach fronts and cooking fires.

“The danger of fire conditions remains at a heightened level across all areas of the Niagara Region,” advised Fire Chief Harry Flagg, “Residents and visitors are being encouraged to use extreme caution when burning in the municipality. Please remember never to leave a fire unattended, have a water supply to soak the surrounding area and make sure your fire is completely extinguished.”

Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services would like to urge residents to follow burning regulations as indicated in the Open Air Burning Bylaw (BO027-2009) available online at http://wainfleet.ca. This includes obtaining a burn permit and notifying the Fire Department of when you will be burning.

The recent rainfall, combined with forecasts of more to come, have been the deciding factors in the ban being lifted. Recreational fires will be allowed at local campgrounds in a contained area.

More information on Outdoor Fire Restrictions can be found at:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-restrictions