Burn Ban Lifted as of Friday, May 8th at 8:00 a.m.

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Update from Fire Chief Jim Donovan
Burn Ban being Lifted as of Friday May 8th at 8:00 a.m.

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario on May 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Today the Fire Chiefs of Leeds and Grenville held a teleconference and an unanimous decision was made to lift the Burn Ban that has been in place since March 25, 2020. As of Friday May 8th 2020 at 08:00 residents of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley will be allowed open burning, where approval has been given.

Under Provincial Regulation 213/07 made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, Open Air Burning under section 2.1 and subsection 2.4.4.4 shall not take place unless APPROVED by the chief or his/her designate prior to burning. Approval to burn can be obtained:

  1. By using our online permit application/approval form at ek.burnpermits.com which can provide immediate approval for open burning OR;
  2. For those without internet access, by calling the Fire Department Monday-Friday at (613) 498-2460 between 08:30 – 16:00 and speaking with a staff member to request permission (Please be advised that leaving a voicemail message does NOT constitute approval as you must await a return call).

There will be zero tolerance for those not abiding to the Township’s Regulations, and FINES will be issued. Requiring approval prior to burning has been a requirement for over 20 years.

COVID-19 Provincial Orders still remain in place.  Gatherings of more than 5 people are discouraged and adhering to physical distancing by staying 2 m apart is encouraged.

We want to thank the residents of the Township who helped us reduce the risk to the community and the first responders by respecting the previous Burn Ban!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@ektwp.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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