Township of
Manitouwadge

No Daytime Burning – update to original post:

News & Notices Public Notices No Daytime Burning – update to original post:
May 25, 2022
This post has been added to address concerns raised regarding the NO DAYTIME BURNING post last week, due to the number of comments and questions in response to the original post.
1. No day time burning between 9am-6pm (except for cooking or warmth) AND YES THIS APPLIES IN TOWN AND IN THE BUSH! This is provincial law.
Below is an excerpt from the Ontario Government website:
The Forest Fire Prevention Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.24. Ontario law mitigates the dangers of forest fires through the Forest Fire Prevention Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.24 (“FFPA”), which is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (“MNRF”). In addition to setting out rules on where and when people can start fires, the FFPA grants broad enforcement powers to conservation officers, police officers and fire wardens in preventing, containing and controlling forest fires.
2. Every property will require a burning permit. They are free and can be printed from home. Once filled out, bring it in the Municipal office for signature from the Fire Chief. We will make a copy.
Completed forms can be dropped off in person from Monday – Thursday 1pm – 4pm, or by email to: fireadmin@manitouwadge.ca or they may be dropped into the after hours drop off box at the Township office. If you drop off after hours, you will be required to pick up the final copy once it has been signed.
HAVING A PERMIT DOES NOT LET YOU BURN DURING THE DAY. You will need this free permit to cover yourself in case something happens.
For a timely response from our Fire Chief or admin, please direct any comments/questions to the Fire Chief or Fire Administrative Assistant rather than posting questions on Social Media (important postings and announcements are posted online to keep the pubic informed).
Contact information:
807-826-3227 ex 245 Don Kruger, Fire Chief
807-826-3227 ex 243 Melissa Biggin, Fire Administrative Assistant