Be advised effective Friday May 8th, 2020 at 8:00am, the Total Open-Air Burn Ban has been LIFTED by ALL municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, including the separated municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque and Prescott.
The Ontario Fire Code states that ALL Open-Air Burning must be approved by the Chief Fire Official of your municipality, therefore residents are reminded to follow their municipalities Open Burning Regulations. If you are unsure of your regulations, please reach out to your local fire department. All Open-Air burning will be strictly enforced to your municipalities regulations and failure to comply could result in significant financial penalties.
Although the Open-Air burn ban has been lifted, residents must continue to follow all Federal and Provincial Government COVID-19 Orders which include physical distancing and no gatherings of more than 5 people.
Reminder that failure to comply with Open Burning regulations could result in reinstating the burn ban.
We thank all residents for their patience and understanding while abiding by the Burn Ban and continuing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through our communities and Fire Service.
Please reach out to your local fire department with any questions.
Reminder: All Merrickville-Wolford residents require a Burn Permit and must follow the Burning By-Law
To apply for an Open-Air Burn Permit: https://mk.burnpermits.com/
To view Merrickville-Wolford's Burning By-Law: https://www.merrickville-wolford.ca/media/k2/attachments/13-17ZBurnZbylaw.pdf