MEDIA RELEASE: RESTRICTED BURN BAN LIFTED

print-logo July 26, 2018

Restricted Burn Ban Lifted in Municipality of Port Hope (Rural)

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Port Hope, ON

Municipality of Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services advises all rural residents that the Restricted Burn Ban has been lifted for the Rural Area.

With the recent changes in local conditions and close evaluation of several weather sources, residents are now permitted to resume burning within the respective limitations of their burn permit.

Residents are reminded that they must obtain a burn permit for any burning in the Municipality of Port Hope and that burning is not permitted at any time within the boundaries of the Urban Area (formerly Ward 1), including the use of chimineas, screened fire bowls and other small screened fire containers.

Smokers’ materials should be fully extinguished in non-combustible containers, preferably in water and not discarded in gardens or mulch.

Substantial fines will be levied against persons who violate the Burning By-law and Fire Services may further recover all costs incurred during the response to such burning.

For more information regarding burning in the Municipality, please visit www.porthopefire.ca or contact the Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services at (905) 753-2230.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Kate Ingram
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca