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Tay Township issues complete fire ban

Posted on Tuesday July 10, 2018

Tay, Ontario: The fire hazard rating in Tay is set to extreme due to prolonged dryness and extreme heat. This means a complete fire ban is in effect, prohibiting any form of open-air burning—including campfires, charcoal barbecues, fireworks and outdoor candles. Propane/gas camp stoves and lanterns are permitted and should be used cautiously and under constant supervision.

If you are burning during the fire ban you may receive a significant fine under the by-law and/or be charged with the expense of the vehicles and personnel attending the fire.

Visit or call the Tay Township Fire Permit Information Line at 705-999-5941 for updates on the fire hazard rating. Updates will also be posted at

Tay Fire and Emergency Services is committed to protecting the life and property of Tay residents. Fire Chief Brian Thomas, Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Aymer, and 66 dedicated volunteer firefighters operate from four fire stations. The fire department responds to an average of 270 calls per year and serves 10,000 residents in a 139-square kilometer area.



Brian Thomas
Fire Chief / CEMC
Phone: 705-534-7248 x245
Email Brian

Lynn Racicot
Communications and Special Projects Officer
Phone: 705-534-7248 x264
Email Lynn