Fire ban on across MM

There is currently a burn ban in effect in Mississippi Mills.

All open air fires are prohibited during a fire ban, even those properties that have an Open Air Fire Permit. This ban applies to all types of burning, including campfires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through the dead tall grass.

Certain periods in the year create conditions that make even controlled burning dangerous and this risk can quickly lead to fast and uncontrolled spread of fire. There are a number of conditions that warrant restrictions throughout the year. These circumstances include, but are not limited to: high winds, prolonged dry spells, early spring surfaces conditions, cut fields or wet conditions that do not allow our firefighting equipment to access remote or rural locations, etc.

For more information, please call the Mississippi Mills Fire Department at 613-256-1589.