Burn ban lifted in Caledon after fire hazard risk dropped from ‘extreme’
Published June 12, 2023 at 9:54 am
A fire ban has been lifted in Caledon and the risk of fire brought down to “low” thanks to some wet weather.
The lack of moisture and dry conditions led to an open-air fire ban in Caledon on June 2 as officials said there was an “extreme” fire risk in the area.
The ban was lifted on Monday (June 12), allowing for open-air and recreational fires in Caledon with the proper burn permit.
Brampton also issued a temporary fire ban on Friday which is still in effect.
Heavy rain is expected to continue through Monday morning and end in the afternoon, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada. About 30 to 50 millimetres of rain could fall with higher amounts possible in some areas.
Caledon Fire and Emergency Services are reminding residents to always obtain the appropriate burn permit, check the fire hazard rating and keep safety in mind when lighting open-air fires.
For updates on the fire hazard rating or to purchase burn permits visit Caledon.ca/BurnPermits.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising