News Fire ban lifted for Haliburton County SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Wednesday, Aug. 17th, 2016 Photo Credit: Supplied The fire ban for Haliburton County has been lifted. This is because of the rain we received yesterday. Algonquin Highlands Fire Chief Mike Cavanagh says people still need to be cautious while having fires. Cavanagh is reminding everyone normal burning regulations still apply. He says to check your burning bylaw for more information.