Ottawa declares fire ban

WEST CARLETON – After several weeks of dry weather, Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) declared a fire ban late last night (July 4).

“(The) OFS has placed a burn ban into effect for the City of Ottawa,” OFS public information officer Carson Tharris released in a statement.

All open air fires are prohibited during a ban, including properties that have an Open Air Fire Permit. This ban applies to agricultural burns, brush pile burns, as well as campfires. There will be zero tolerance enforcement during the fire ban as per the Open Air Fire Bylaw.

For public inquiries please call 311 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or email 311.

“We appreciate your assistance in preventing grass or other dangerous fires to occur during high risk periods,” Tharris said.