EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: County-wide ban on all open-air burning including fireworks

Fire Danger Rating raised to Extreme

Fire Chiefs across Bruce County have collectively declared a fire ban on all open-air burning, with the exception of campfires for cooking and warmth. This ban is in effect as of June 1, 2023 and will remain in effect until such time that it has been declared safe to lift.

The Fire Danger Rating in Bruce County is Extreme. Fire danger rating levels take into account current and antecedent weather, fuel types, and both live and dead fuel moisture. The fire danger rating expresses a variety of factors that could increase the threat of an open fire, such as ease of ignition, wind speed, precipitation levels and difficulty of control.

All open-air burning permits, agricultural burn permits, and fireworks permits are suspended. Although campfires are permitted for cooking and warmth only, all campfires must be supervised at all times and extinguished immediately upon completion of cooking and/or providing warmth.

“We are looking to mitigate the risk of forest fire and would like to like to thank our residents and visitors for adhering to this ban,” says Fire Chief Jack Burt of North Bruce Peninsula.