Fire protection in the Township of Addington Highlands is provided by two Volunteer Fire Departments. The Denbigh Fire Department is located in Ward 1 and the Kaladar Barrie Fire Department is located in Ward 2.
Information on Open Air Burning and Fire Bans
Note: This is only a guide, for additional regulations see the Open Air Burning By-law Button.
Except for cooking and warmth, NO FIRES shall be set out of doors between the hours of 7am and 7pm from April 1st to October 31st.
“Fire Ban” means a total ban on all fires including burning of Combustible Material, burning in an outdoor incinerator, chimenea, fireworks, campfires of any type and some charcoal installations.
It is your responsibility to ensure there is no fire ban on, prior to lighting your fire. Check with the fire information phone lines 613-336-1851, 613-333-1626 or Township Website or Facebook.
Campfires for cooking and warmth must not exceed 1m (3.25 ft) in height and 1m (3.25 ft) in diameter. They must also be built on either bare rock or mineral soil with no vegetation or flammable material within 3m (9.75 ft).
Brush piles must be less than 2m (6.5ft) high and 2m (6.5ft) in diameter.
Do not set an outdoor fire where it or it’s smoke may cause irritation or detriment to others. Do not set a fire directly under or near telephone or power lines or near roadways, which could interfere with traffic.
Wind and low RH (humidity) can cause a fire to spread fast with intense fire behavior. Do not burn when the RH is below 60% or when it’s windy.
If the Fire Chief or his/her designate orders a fire extinguished the person/s responsible shall extinguish the fire immediately. Failure to do so could result in fines as well as suppression costs.
A fire can spread and become out of control quickly. If you have a fire that gets out of control it could cost you in fines, suppression cost as well as replacement of lost property including your neighbors.
The Township of Addington Highlands is required to maintain an Emergency Plan. The Emergency Plan for the Township of Addington Highlands has been developed to reflect the public safety requirements of our community.
For a copy of the Emergency Plan, please contact the Community Emergency Management Coordinator – Casey Cuddy.
Other Emergency Services
Police services are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police.
Paramedic services are provided by the County of Lennox & Addington.
Casey Cuddy, Fire Chief, CEMC
Fire Ban Info Line: 613-336-1851