Open Air Burn Ban comes in effect as of 8 a.m. Friday, March 20 - Open Air Burn Ban comes in effect as of 8 a.m. Friday, March 20
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March 19, 2020 -
Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) will be enacting a total open-air burn ban. The ban applies to the entire municipality, and will be enforced as of Friday, March 20 at 8 a.m. This ban will be in place until further notice.
The ban applies to cooking fires, consumer fireworks and other types of outdoor burning, but does not include cooking appliances with a mechanical shutoff, i.e. propane or natural gas cooking equipment.
“We are focused on providing and maintaining first response emergency services to our community. The decision to enact an open-air burn ban is a precautionary measure aimed at avoiding any additional strain on our system,” says Chief Shawn Armstrong.
KFR is joined by its mutual aid partners in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington in taking this step.
The City continues to monitor the information released by the provincial Ministry of Health and other public health partners, including KFL&A Public Health.
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