Over a month after it was issued, the total burn ban in Madawaska Valley has been lifted.

That’s according to Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade, who made the announcement Friday night just after 8:00pm.

Along with the total burn ban, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forest has also lifted its restricted fire zone (RFZ) that had been covering Renfrew County. With the ban and the restriction no longer issued, residents in Madawaska Valley can now have open fires from one hour before sunset to one hour after sunrise.

In addition, total burn bans have been lifted in the following municipalities.

-Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan (Level 1 ban, campfires allowed)

-Bonnechere Valley (Level 1 ban, campfires allowed)

-South Algonquin (No burning restrictions)

-Laurentian Valley (Permit needed to burn)