KENILWORTH – The Burn Ban imposed on July 5, 2016 has been lifted in the Township of Wellington North, effective July 20th. Please remember all Open Air Fires in rural areas require a permit prior to burning. The application for a permit can be obtained at http://wellington-north.com/government/permits and-applications or at the municipal office at 7490 Sideroad 7 W., Kenilworth, ON N0G 2E0 or by contacting 519-848-3620.
The ban is now in effect and remain so until further notice. Open Air Burn is defined as any fire outside of a building. This includes bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air. Fines are in place for those found to be in violation and the ban also applies to Open Burn Permit holders.
The outdoor open air fire ban has been imposed due to the extreme dryness of all vegetation in Wellington County. Provincial forest and wild land fire indicators are all at extreme levels.
If you discover a fire in the open, it is very important that you report fires immediately to 9-1-1.
Wellington North Fire will continue to watch weather forecasts and conditions. Please stay tuned to the Township’s website and watch for updates.
If you have any questions regarding this order, please contact your local Fire Department.