Four municipalities in Peterborough County have declared burn bans.
On Monday, Cavan Monaghan Township, Otonabee-South Monaghan Township, Douro-Dummer Township and the Municipality of Trent Lakes declared burn bans in effect due to the recent hot, dry conditions.
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However, the townships have different rules in place.
Cavan Monaghan Township is permitting evening campfires from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Douro-Dummer Township has suspended all open-air burning permits, prohibiting all open-air fires, including campfires, burn barrels and fireworks.
According to Douro fire chief Chuck Pedersen, certified gas appliances such as CSA-approved fire tables, bowls, pits and barbecues are not considered an open-air fire and can be used.
Otonabee-South Monaghan’s burn ban is for all open air burning. However, a small, confined fire is permitted to cook food on a grill, barbecue or spit, commensurate with the type and quantity of food being cooked and is supervised at all times.
Trent Lakes has also placed a ban on all open air burning. This ban suspends all approved open air burning permits. Burning of clean wood and brush, outdroo campfires, all outdoor wood burning appliances and fireworks are not permitted.
A heat warning remains in effect for the Peterborough region.