Please be advised the City wide fire ban put in place on May 15 has been lifted as of Tuesday May 29, 2018, as a result of the recent precipitation and humid temperatures.
Although the fire ban has been lifted, residents are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution while burning. Small camp fires for cooking, warmth or entertainment are allowed without a burning permit.
Evening burning only, two (2) hours before sunset, and the fire must be extinguished two (2) hours after sunrise.
For larger burning activities an Open Air Burning Permit is required in the City of Kenora and the following rules apply:
The following rules must be adhered to while burning:
• Burn only old grass, leaves, waste wood, small brush piles, and untreated lumber;
• Single burn pile must be 10 metres away from all flammable material;
• Burn pile must not exceed 2 metres around and be less than 2 metres high;
• The fire must be supervised at all times;
• An appropriate means to extinguish the fire must be present, such as a source of water or fire extinguisher.
Open Air Burning Permits may be purchased at Fire Station One and City Hall. The burning permit is valid until December 31, at the cost of $15. Rules and contraventions included with the permit must be reviewed by the person in charge and control of the fire before starting.
For more information, contact Fire and Emergency Services at 807-467-2090.