Fire bans lifted in southern SD&G

In this April 2015, file photo, scenes from a ten acre marsh and grass fire west of Ingleside, Ont. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – With cooler weather and better air quality, municipalities in the southern portion of SD&G have dropped their burning bans.

On Friday, the City of Cornwall, South Stormont and South Dundas announced the restrictions had been lifted.

The bans had been in effect since Tuesday as the region dealt with wildfire smoke causing poor air quality as well as tinder dry conditions.

As of Sunday, a full burn ban remains in effect in North Stormont, according to the municipal website. “Under a total ban, campfires are not permitted,” says a statement from Fire Chief Nancy-Ann Gauthier.

There were no restrictions implemented in North Dundas, North Glengarry or South Glengarry.