Residents urged to follow open-air burn bylaws: Increase seen in complaints/violations

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Haldimand County Fire Department is urging the public to practise fire safety and comply with the municipal open air burning bylaw following an increase in calls and complaints about unsafe fires.

“As Haldimand County moves into Stage 2 of Ontario’s re-opening plan, there are more opportunities to gather and enjoy recreational pursuits outdoors. Campfires are a quintessential part of summer for many, but it’s crucial that they comply with the Open Air Burning Bylaw,” said Jason Gallagher, Manager of Emergency Services and Fire Chief. “COVID-19 has placed added pressure on emergency services and we need the public’s cooperation to prevent these avoidable fire calls.”

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