Now that some cooler, wetter weather has moved into the region, there are some changes to burn bans in various municipalities.
In Belleville and Tyendinaga there is no change and no outdoor burning at all, as bans are still in effect.
However, Quinte West and Centre Hastings lifted theirs this morning, as did Stirling-Rawdon and in Prince Edward County a partial burn ban remains in effect.
Even though those bans have been lifted, there are certain rules that need to be followed.
In Quinte West and Prince Edward County, residents need a permit for any open air burning they’ll be doing and in the County, a partial ban means only fire barrels and campfires are allowed.
In Centre Hastings you can burn in a metal container with a screen during the day and between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as long as your fire doesn’t grow larger than one square metre.
And no matter where you live, all of the fire departments appreciate a call before you start burning, so they don’t have to respond if a neighbour calls in.
To get the specific rules that affect your municipality, just find it below and click the link.