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MNRF says refresh yourself with regs before burning debris in fall

This is the time of year when many think about using a fire to burn leaves and tree branches. Natural Resources Ministry fire information officer Isabelle Chenard says composting is a great alternative, but if you do decide to burn debris then to become familiar with the regulations.

“No daytime burning of woody yard debris, during the fire season with the forest fire prevention act of Ontario.” she said. “Don’t start your fire sooner than two hours before sunset and you have to extinguish them at the latest two hours after sunrise.”

Chenard says the leaves and branches that do die off can become increasingly flammable especially with the warmer weather and sunshine that is expected for the rest of the week.

Chenard reminds us that there are about five weeks left of the fire season and that it conflicts with seasonal activity, of hunting.

“Fire rangers are working on the landscape well into the end of the fire season, so if you are out there please stay vigilant and make sure you are aware that they are out there working and think safety first and always keep an eye out for them,” she said.

Visit this site for complete rule and regulations.

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