Local News Walkerton Herald-Times

Brockton lifts burn ban

BROCKTON – It’s a small thing, but it’s some good news for residents of Brockton.

The Municipality of Brockton announced on Thursday evening that chief fire official Mike Murphy has lifted the open-air burn ban effective immediately (May 14 at 6 p.m.).

The burn ban was initially put in place on March 26 to reduce the number of calls volunteer firefighters would respond to during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of now, both agricultural and recreational fires are allowed as long as they comply with the municipality’s open-air burn bylaw.

Some fires require a burn permit. For more information or to obtain a burn permit, call 519-881-2223.

The municipality is also reminding residents who want to have a campfire that they must follow the province’s emergency orders restricting social gatherings.

Current restrictions can be found at Ontario.ca/coronavirus or PublicHealthGreyBruce.on.ca.