Media Release 21-09: Burn Permits Suspended

Minden, ON.
Thursday May 20, 2021
3:45 PM
Release #21-09

SUBJECT: Burn Permits Suspended

Minden Hills, May 20, 2021Effective immediately all burn permits in the Township of Minden Hills are suspended until further notice. 

The Minden Hills Fire Department (MFD) is advising all residents and contractors that all daytime burning permits are suspended; until further notice.  All fires must be immediately extinguished and cold to the touch. The fire danger rating is High, and daytime burning is prohibited.  All fires lit during the evening must be enclosed with a screen to prevent sparks from traveling.

High Fire Status

  • All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes.
  • Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.
  • Fires spread rapidly and short distance spotting is common.
  • High intensity burning may develop on slopes or in concentrations of fine fuels.
  • Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small.
  • Extreme caution must be used in any burning activities, fire must be contained in an enclosed fire pit.
  • Burning permits and industrial activities are restricted and prohibited, call before you burn.
  • Always extinguish it before leaving; Soak it, Stir it, Soak it again, and is it cold to the touch.
  • Never burn on windy days, 25 km winds or higher and burning is not allowed.

“Whether in the backyard of your home, the cottage or at a campground, make fire safety a priority,” said Nelson Johnson, Fire Chief. “Open air burning, especially if left unattended, can become difficult to control and can result in a serious widespread fire.”

For more information please visit www.mindenhills.ca for accurate updates, the MFD will continue to monitor the fire hazard and post updates, as required.

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Contact Information:
Nelson Johnson, Fire Chief
Township of Minden Hills
PO Box 359, 7 Milne Street
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
njohnson@mindenhills.ca