Effective immediately, all open fires are prohibited anywhere in the County of Dufferin. Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building and include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air. This ban does not affect the use of an appliance such as a manufactured barbecue, fireplace or fire pit fueled by natural gas, propane, charcoal or briquettes.
This fire ban is being imposed by Dufferin County Fire Chiefs due to extreme dryness of all vegetation in the area. Provincial forest and wild-land fire indicators are all at extreme levels. This ban shall remain in effect until further notice.
With the pending grain harvest, farmers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution with combining, as field fires can quickly overtake equipment, neighbouring crops and these fires can spread quickly to adjacent woodlands.
If you discover an open fire, it is very important that you report first immediately to 9-1-1. Do not delay reporting while attempting to control or extinguish the fire.
All burn permits in these municipalities are now suspended. No burn permits will be issued until the ban is lifted.
If you have any questions regarding this order, please contact your local fire department.
Orangeville 519-941-3083 (Duty Captain Ext. 6527)
Grand Valley 519-928-3460