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Oakville Fire issues town-wide fire ban

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The Oakville Fire Department has issued a town-wide fire ban, prohibiting all open-air burning effective immediately for today, Thursday, June 8, 2023.

This burn ban applies to the entire town, including properties with approved burn permits. 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.

People failing to comply with open-air burning regulations in the Ontario Fire Code and Oakville’s Open-air Burning Bylaw may be fined.

The use of propane and natural gas fired devices such as barbeques can continue to be used during the duration of the ban.

This fire ban will remain in effect until further notice. More information can be found online here.


Tyler Collins

About the Author: Tyler Collins

Tyler Collins is the editor for Oakville News. Originally from Campbellton, New Brunswick, he's lived in Oakville more than 20 years. Tyler is a proud Sheridan College graduate of both Journalism and Performing Arts.
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