Fire bans af­fect lo­cal con­ser­va­tion ar­eas

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - EXAMINER STAFF

Camp­fires, out­door grills and other burn­ing are on hold at two lo­cal con­ser­va­tion ar­eas man­aged by Oton­abee Con­ser­va­tion — with some ex­cep­tions.

Fire bans is­sued by the town­ships of Sel­wyn and Douro-Dum­mer af­fect War­saw Caves and Sel­wyn Beach as hot, dry con­di­tions con­tinue in the area.

“Day vis­i­tors to the parks are not per­mit­ted to use char­coal or wood fu­eled bar­be­cues. Bar­be­cue stands in the park, in­clud­ing those in the pic­nic shel­ter, are out of ser­vice. Ground fires are not per­mit­ted,” states Jessie James, man­ager of con­ser­va­tion lands for Oton­abee Con­ser­va­tion, in a press re­lease.

War­saw Caves campers can have camp­fires at their sites un­der the fol­low­ing con­di­tions:

• Fires are not per­mit­ted be­tween 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

• Camp­fires must be in a pit and can­not be more than one me­tre in di­am­e­ter.

• The fire can­not be close to or in the for­est.

• Only clean dry fire­wood may be used; no painted, pres­sure-treated or glued wood or pro­hib­ited ma­te­ri­als.

• No fire­works, in­clud­ing sparklers.

• No can­dles, pa­tio torches, or burn­ing in­sect re­pel­lents.

• No smok­ing on trails.

• Camp­fires must not be left unat­tended.

• Camp­fires must be com­pletely ex­tin­guished.

Call Douro-Dum­mer Town­ship at 705-652-8392 or Sel­wyn Town­ship at 705-292-7282 for de­taills.

LU­CAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

Fire bans in two lo­cal town­ships have led to re­stric­tions on camp­fires at War­saw Caves.

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