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

Effective Friday, May 27, 2022, at 8:00 am, the Level One fire ban has been lifted across the Township of South Frontenac. Weather conditions and the current state of remaining vegetation from the previous year has changed, presenting less risk than a few weeks ago.

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

As always, SFFR personnel will continue to monitor conditions and notify the public of any status changes as they occur. The Township would like to remind residents that any infraction of By-law 2012-68 can result in significant financial penalties. Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact SFFR at 613-376-3027 ext. 2234, or via email at

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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