Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services would like thank the community for their cooperation during the open air fire ban that continues to be in effect for the entire municipality.

“We would like to remind residents that a fire ban means no burning at all,” stated Operations Chief Chris Case.

“Anything with an open flame will produce embers and sparks that could cause a secondary fire. Propane and natural gas fueled appliances, such as BBQ’s are not part of the fire ban, however they need to be kept at a safe distance from anything that could catch fire.”

The ban is in place to protect the community, agricultural assets and firefighters.

CKFES continues to monitor provincial fire risks maps and the fire ban will be lifted once conditions improve.