Within the Township of The Archipelago, Fire Hazard Ratings must be strictly followed. Signs declaring the current hazard rating are posted at several visible locations throughout the Township.
When the Fire Danger Rating is set to HIGH, fires for cooking and personal warmth are considerations provided for under the By-law for campers. This provision is not intended for use by residents or cottagers that have access to contained fuel burning appliances or means to escape the cold.
Fire Rating Legends
LOW and MODERATE FIRE RATINGS:
No person shall start a fire outdoors during the Fire Season (April 1st to October 31st) unless the fire is started not earlier than 6:00 p.m. in the evening, and is extinguished not later than 2:00 a.m. the following day or earlier.
Fire for cooking and warmth permitted
Fire Danger is SERIOUS
NO OPEN BURNING
except contained campfires for cooking and warmth
Fire Danger is EXTREMELY HIGH
NO OPEN BURNING
of any kind!
TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED
+ FIREWORKS PROHIBITED
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Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
Fire Danger Rating - MODERATE
The fire danger rating has been downgraded to MODERATE.
If burning, please exercise caution and always ensure fires are fully extinguished. No daytime burning is permitted.
With the Canada Day long weekend upon us, here is a reminder of the Township’s regulations with regards to fireworks:
- Fireworks are only permitted to be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Independence Day, and the one day immediately preceding and/or following each of these days. - Fireworks may only be set off between 6:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. - Only persons eighteen (18) years of age or over may set off fireworks. - The following safety procedures must be recognized: Keeping spectators at a safe distance; protecting private and public property; ensuring suitable fire extinguishing equipment is available at all times.
For more information visit: https://www.thearchipelago.on.ca/p/fire-prevention