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Open Air Burning Ban lifts effective Friday, May 8th, 2020

The London Fire Department will be lifting the ban on open air burning, effective Friday, May 8. The ban was put in place originally as part of the response to COVID-19.

“The ban was a safety measure for our employees and for citizens during this time of uncertainty,” said Fire Chief Lori Hamer. “We now have measures in place to help keep our employees and citizens as safe as possible when crews or staff are responding to emergency and non-emergency calls. We ask that everyone follows the by-law for their safety, as well as the health and safety of their neighbours when planning an open air burn.”


Open Burning Violations

When a complaint is received regarding open burning, a Fire Crew will respond to inspect the burning conditions. If you are found to be violating the terms of the Open Burning By-law, an order to extinguish and violation notice will be issued. A subsequent response that is found to be violating the by-law will result in an violation fee of $254.25. You may also be fined subject to fine amounts set out in the by-law.

If you have a complaint or concern regarding open burning, please contact our non-emergency communications line at 519-661-5615.

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