There is currently NO Fire Ban in effect for the Township of South Frontenac. 

Please be advised that effective Friday, July 9, 2021, the Level One Fire Ban was lifted for the Township of South Frontenac.

This means that residents can return to having approved incinerator or brush pile fires that are in compliance with the regulations set in the Township’s burning By-law 2012-68, in addition to the previously permitted open air cooking and camping fires.

Residents are reminded to reference the Open Air Burning By-law 2012-68, burn only when conditions are appropriate, and always ensure there are adequate provisions in place to stop the spread of fire if it becomes out of control. Additionally, any infraction of By-law 2012-68 can result in significant financial penalties. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact South Frontenac Fire & Rescue (SFFR) at 613-376-3027 ext. 2234, or via email at

Your cooperation will help protect our citizens and property, and is sincerely appreciated. 

Additional Information:

A burning ban can be put in place during the "Fire Season" which is the period from the 1st day of April to the 31st day of October in each year, pending weather conditions as per the By-law, however the Director of Fire and Emergency Services  has the authority to put a full burning ban in place at any time. 

The guidelines for burning are found in By-law 2012-68. Any questions concerning the by-law should be directed to the Fire Chief  Darcy Knott at 613-376-3027 Ext 2234.

 Fire fighters putting out a fire with caption "Stop fires before they start - think fire safety"

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