MAPLETON – A ban on open air burning has been lifted.
Effective July 13, Mapleton Fire Chief Rick Richardson has lifted the open-air burn ban that was issued on July 6, due to weekend rainfall and forecasted conditions. As of Monday July 13, the township began receiving open-air burn notifications.
“The Fire Department wishes to thank the community for their patience and assistance in keeping our residents safe. We still encourage safe methods of burning and the township regulations still apply,” notes a press release from the municipality.
Open-Air Burn Notifications are required for any fire over two meters by two meters. Without a Burn Notification the Fire Department reserves the right to charge property owners at the current MTO rate if called out to their burn. Notifications must be submitted before 4pm the day before burning, and an approval email or call must be received before burning begins.
To fill out a Burn Notification go to https://mapleton.formbuilder.ca/Fire-Department-Forms/Open-Air-Burn-Notification.
“Please ensure you are following all safety precautions when burning any size fire and are always following By-law 2015-067,” township official urge.
For more information regarding burning within the township and to read By-law 2015-067 to https://www.mapleton.ca/en/living-here/fire-departments.aspx or call the township office at 519-638-3313.