Ottawa Fire Services lifts the ban on open-air fires

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By Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen, May 7, 2018

Ottawa Fire Services has lifted its ban on open-air fires.

People with permits can resume their burning activities, Fire Services tweeted on Monday.

The ban was imposed on April 20 to prevent fires spreading in dry grass and brush. The day after the ban, firefighters put out two brush/grass fires in rural areas. One began after a homeowner burned material in an open barrel and the other apparently was ignited from an unattended brush pile burn.

Fire bans are imposed until fresh green growth starts to show through tall, dead grass.