Although there hasn’t been enough rain to significantly impact area water levels, municipal officials have decided that there has been enough rain to lift South Dundas’ fire ban.
“This area has received a significant amount of precipitation this past weekend,” said Chris McDonough, Fire Chief with South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services. “The temperature is now cooler and the grass has turned green again which makes the conditions now acceptable to resume the issuance of burn permits.”
As always, there is no open burning in the villages and hamlet areas of South Dundas. In all other areas, a burn permit is required. There is no charge for a burn permit and they may be obtained at the South Dundas municipal office in Williamsburg.
The ban on all open air burning that was lifted Monday, August 13 has been in place since July 3.