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Media Release - Poor Open Air Burning Conditions

March 8, 2024

(GREATER NAPANEE, ON) – The Greater Napanee Fire Department advises residents to exercise
caution during open air burning due to hazardous conditions. Dry grass and high winds increase the
risk of uncontrolled fires. Area fire departments are witnessing a rise in fires getting away from their
area of origin.

Residents should do the following when conducting open air burning:

  • Check weather conditions - Burn only during calm winds and moderate humidity.
  • Follow burn permits - Obtain and adhere to an active burn permit.
  • Stay vigilant - Have a water source nearby and monitor the fire closely.
  • Have a fire break, such as rocks or soil, between where the fire is and anything else that can

Dean Martin, Fire Prevention Officer for the Greater Napanee Fire Department explains how
residents should exercise caution with poor open air burning conditions. Martin states, “Prioritize
safety by following burn permit regulations and respecting the upcoming burn ban. Consider bagging
leaves and putting brush out for pick up. A total burn ban will commence on April 1st, 2024, or earlier
if conditions worsen. Even with the anticipated rain, conditions may not improve”.

For updates and details on open air burning regulations, visit the Burn Bans, Permits and Open Air
Burning page at or contact the Greater Napanee Fire Department at
(613) 354-3351.

Town of Greater Napanee
99-A Advance Avenue
Napanee, ON K7R 3Y5
T: (613) 354-3351


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