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Kingston Fire & Rescue issues ban on open air burning

July 2, 2013 –

Update, July 4: As the smog advisory for Kingston has come to an end, Kingston Fire and Rescue has lifted its ban on open air burning.

A ban on open air burning has been issued today in the City of Kingston until further notice, according to Kingston Fire & Rescue.

The ban was put in place following a smog advisory issued by the Ministry of the Environment earlier today.

"Smoke can contribute to air-quality issues at a time when air quality is already poor," says Fire Inspector Ted Posadowski. "Until the smog advisory is lifted, the burn ban will remain in effect."

Residents are still able to use their household barbeque during the ban.

Residents outside of the city limits are reminded to contact their fire department for information on local restrictions and permits.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.