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Burn Ban in Effect April 11, 2023

Scugog – Please be advised that effective April 11, 2023, at 11:59pm, a Municipal-wide burn ban will be in effect. Residents will be notified when the ban is lifted.

There will be zero tolerance for burning during the burn ban. Under Part 4 Enforcement and Penalties of the Open-Air Burning By-law 32-18, those having a fire during the burn ban can be charged under the Provincial Offences Act and will also be responsible for the costs associated with Fire Service response.

Fire Services will continue to sell burn permits during the burn ban in anticipation of the burn ban being lifted May 1. Permits are available on our Burning and Burn Permits page. Applying in advance allows residents to avoid application delays.

Quick Facts:

  • Outdoor fire pits, burn barrels, chimeneas, and other portable open air fire devices are generally intended for backyard bonfires and are not designed for cooking. These items are not permitted to be used during a burn ban.
  • Outdoor appliances listed for use in Canada that utilize natural gas, electricity, propane, or charcoal as a fuel supply are permitted to be used during the burn ban.


"Each year in April, a burn ban is imposed as part of the Township’s open air burning By-Law to help reduce the risk to residents, firefighters and property. Even though there may be snow or localized flooding, dry grass and debris catch fire easily and the flames spread quickly. Residents are advised to monitor the Township website, for updates.” – Mark Berney, Fire Chief

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