Starting Friday, July 24th, 2020 at sunset campfires will be allowed between sunset and sunrise in the Township of Douro-Dummer.
Precipitation levels and fire risk have varied widely throughout the Township this summer. Residents and guests in areas that continue to be dry are urged to consider postponing their campfire until a later date. Anyone who does decide to have an evening campfire needs to use extreme caution and ensure that all clearance distances are met, an extinguishing agent is immediately available, the fire is monitored at all times and the area around the fire is soaked to reduce the risk of the fire accidentally spreading.
The ability to allow evening only campfires is a result of the new burn permit system which allows for a more flexible response to fire risk and greater communication between the Fire Service and the community.
As of June 30th, 2020 a burn permit is required for all fires, including campfires. Permits can be obtained online at dourodummer.burnpermits.com or over the phone during regular business hours (705) 652-8392. Permit holders must call the phone number on their permit prior to starting a fire. The system will inform the caller of the fire risk and if burning is allowed at the time of their call.
For sunset and sunrise times in Peterborough please visit Environment Canada.
The fire ban continues for all fire types between sunrise and sunset.
We thank you for your cooperation and support.
Douro-Dummer Fire Chief
705 652-8392, 207
E-mail C. Pedersen