North Glengarry, South Dundas issue fire bans

Scenes from a ten acre marsh and grass fire west of Ingleside, Ont. on April 29, 2015. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – With a heat wave firmly in place, North Glengarry and South Dundas have joined a number of municipalities with burn bans in place

North Dundas announced this morning (Tuesday) that a total fire ban is in place until further notice – that includes campfires, fireworks and agricultural fires.

South Dundas is also issuing a burn ban today (Tuesday).

North Dundas, which observes fire burn regulations from the City of Ottawa, has a burn ban in effect as well with no “open air fires.”

North Stormont has had a burn ban in effect since Thursday (June 28).

As of this morning, it appears that two municipalities – South Stormont and South Glengarry – have no restrictions in place at this point but that could change with the hot weather expected to continue through Friday.

In the City of Cornwall, you need a permit to have a fire. Chief Pierre Voisine told Cornwall Newswatch that there is no need to suspend any permits because the system is “so well controlled” if people are burning according to the rules of the bylaw.