The Municipality of the Township of Harrington immediately ceases issuing burning permits until further notice. The Municipality is following in the footsteps of the Society for the Protection of Forests Against Fire (SOPFEU), which has already suspended the issuance of industrial burning permits.
This preventive measure will eliminate unnecessary risks to the health and safety of residents and firefighters of the Township of Harrington Fire Safety Service. By avoiding the issuance of permits, we systematically reduce the risk of emergency calls and firefighting exits, as a result, our teams are mobilized to respond to priority interventions during the pandemic.
It is also in line with government directives, particularly in terms of social distancing and gathering.
Until further notice, it is therefore prohibited to make open fires for the burning of branches, trees, shrubs, wood, leaves, dry grass or brush.