Prince Edward County implements full burn ban due to high wind speeds

A burn ban is in effect for Prince Edward County as of Nov. 21.

Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue (PECFR) has announced a comprehensive restriction on all burning activities within the municipality owing to anticipated high wind speeds. This move, effective immediately, enforces a full burn ban encompassing all outdoor burning practices, including brushfires, campfires and the use of burn barrels.

The decision to impose the ban stems from a careful evaluation of prevailing weather conditions and ground assessments by the fire chief. PECFR emphasizes that the ban will remain in effect until conditions improve, at which point an update will be issued.

Residents are reminded that a burn permit is mandatory for any form of open-air burning and are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the regulations governing such permits.

For real-time updates on the burn status, individuals can contact the County of Prince Edward at 1.833.376.1011 or visit the official County of Prince Edward burn permit site.

Further information and inquiries can be directed to the Fire Administration for the County of Prince Edward via phone at 613.476.2345 or through email at fire@pecounty.on.ca.

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