Brampton fire ban in effect

FIREBANThe scotching weather has left the ground terribly dry, even a little rain won’t sufficiently change the situation and so Brampton has exerted an abundance of caution by putting in place a fire ban.

“There is a current fire ban in place within Brampton due to the dry conditions,” Brampton Fire and Emergency Services said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. “No open air burning allowed, even if you have a permit.”

This includes outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, among other things.

While there is no such ban in Mississauga, Platoon Chief Stephane Malo with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said the fire department cannot rule out instituting one, particularly if the dry spell continues and there is no sustained period of rain.

“It has been very very dry, no question about it,” he said.

Those failing to comply with the open-air burning ban could face a warning or be charged under the Ontario Fire Code. – CINEWS

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