Fire ban lifted

Bruce County Fire Chiefs lifted the outdoor burning ban at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. The fire ban was put in place on April 3, to avoid putting additional demands on emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fire departments across Bruce County now have additional personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies and enhanced operating procedures in place to keep firefighters as safe as possible when they are responding to emergency calls.
Residents wishing to enjoy a small open-air fire must continue to follow all provincial orders under the authority of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to restrict social gatherings. These changing orders will restrict the number of people gathering at a fire. Please check current restrictions at or
A burn permit is required and the fire department has offered a seven day grace period for residents wishing to purchase a permit.
Because offices are closed over the long weekend, recreational burn permits can now be processed online. To access the permit form visit

Fire ban lifted was last modified: May 20th, 2020 by Tammy Schneider

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