Pickering issues total burn ban

Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2020

Pickering, ON, April 7, 2020 – Pickering Fire Services has issued a total ban on open air burning, in part to ensure firefighters are available to respond to larger emergencies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The City does not allow open air burning, except for farming and agricultural purposes. Residents with Open Air Burning Acknowledgements have been asked not to burn until further notice.

This complete fire ban will help minimize public exposure for firefighters and help maintain physical distancing protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Media inquiries:
Amanda Hill
Fire Inspector | Fire Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 8519 | 1.866.683.2760
ahill@pickering.ca