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Fire Bans June 2023

Wednesday June 07, 2023

Please note that there is now a total fire ban currently in place within BOTH the Township of North Kawartha and the Township ofHavelock-Belmont-Methuen due to extremely dry conditions. The risk of fire is very serious.

Absolutely no fireworks or open-air burning (including campfires) is permitted. Both townships will release notice when their fire bandshave been lifted.

During thetotal fire ban, on-line or in-person burn permits will be suspended, thereforenot available.

North Kawartha Contact:
Jesse Lambe, Fire Chief, The Townshipof North Kawartha Emergency Services
Ryan Lye, Deputy Fire Chief, The Township of North Kawartha Emergency Services

Fire & EmergencyServices


Special Air Quality Statement for Apsley - Woodview - Northern Peterborough County

7:31 AM EDT Wednesday 7 June 2023
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada

High levels of air pollution have developed due to smoke from forest fires. Smoke plumes from forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality will persist into the weekend.
Air quality and visibility due to wildfire smoke can fluctuate over short distances and can vary considerably from hour to hour.

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Continue to take actions to protect your health and reduce exposure to smoke. For more details, please consult Wildfire smoke, air quality and your health.
Seasonal Fire Safety Tips for Home and Cottage:

Smoke Forecast: