Subject: Fire Ban Lifted
Townships of: Addington Highlands and North Frontenac
Areas affected: Kaladar, Northbrook, Cloyne, Bon Echo, Plevna, Ompah, Snow Road, Denbigh, Flinton and surrounding area.
On June 16, 2016 a Total Fire Ban was implemented due to the dry conditions, creating extreme fire conditions in the Townships of Addington Highlands and North Frontenac.
With the 2.5 to 3 inches of soaking rain received Friday and Saturday combined with the sporadic rains over the last week the fire hazard has decreased bringing our fire risk to low. The forecasted fire hazard is moderate to high over the next couple of days. The long range forecast is for more precipitation late in the week.
Chief Korhonen and Chief Cuddy have reviewed the conditions and forecasted fire hazards and have decided the Fire Ban will be lifted as of 12:00 noon today, July 11, 2016.
Thank you all for your assistance in protecting our great area. “Fire Ban” means a total fire ban and shall prohibit; burning of debris, burning in an outdoor incinerator, chimineas, Fireworks displays, campfires of any type, and charcoal installations. NOTE during a fire ban a BBQ or Hibachis (charcoal installation) may be used provided the installation is used within 100 meters of a permanent structure used as a dwelling that you occupy, or in an organized campground, is at least 2 meters from any flammable material and the ashes and coals produced are completely extinguished and safely disposed of.
Thank you for your cooperation. Your help in preventing a forest fires is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions you may contact the following Fire Chiefs: Addington Highlands Chief Casey Cuddy @ 613 336 9780 North Frontenac Chief Eric Korhonen @ 613 479 2231 ext. 232
Fire Ban Information Lines 613-336-1851 or 613-479-0399
Kaladar / Barrie, Denbigh & North Frontenac Fire Depts.