The Madawaska Valley Fire Department says it is maintaining its current fire ban, but they want people to be aware of the rules.
Fire Chief Corwin Quade says that while campfires are allowed under a level 1 fire ban, they must be be no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet. He says that over the last 8 days, he had received 19 complaints about camp fires, some of which were as large as four feet by four feet. Quad says that he was called to many instances where people were not following the rules, including one where brush was being burnt in the middle of the day, with winds blowing at over 25 Kilometres an hour. The Fire Department says that the fine for an oversized campfire is $305.

The following are not allowed at this time in MV Township

  • Burning of brush or brush/leave piles or other yard waste
  • Burning of grass
  • NO OPEN AIR BURNING
  • NO DAYTIME BURNING IS PERMITTED FROM APRIL 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST
  • All fire permits are suspended and none will be issued
The Fire Department also alerts residents that there will be blasting at the Pecarski Quarry today from 2 till 4 PM.