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Suspension of All Open Burn Permits Lifted

CHATHAM-KENT (June 13, 2023) – Effective immediately, Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue has lifted the suspension of all open-air permits, issued on June 8. This includes both agricultural and recreational fires (campfires) within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Rain over the past couple of days has changed conditions, improved air quality, and allowed for the fire ban across CK to be lifted.

“We would like to thank Chatham-Kent's residents for their understanding, “explains Assistant Chief Adam Walters. “During the ban there were only a couple of instances of non-compliance and once the fire crews spoke with property owners, they were happy to comply and extinguish the fire.”

Residential Campfire and Agricultural Open Air Burn Permits are available online at or by visiting any municipal service center.