You can get in trouble for burning during the day in the county starting April 1st.

The fire chiefs of Algonquin Highlands, Highlands East, Minden Hills and Dysart et al are reminding residents that if they have to burn during the day, they need a permit.

Dysart Fire Chief Mike Isles says it’s a much bigger risk to have fires in the daylight in the spring and summer than the winter.

Isles didn’t have specific numbers on how many calls the fire department responded to last year in regards to the burning bylaw.

Isles adds he prefers to educate residents on the burning laws as opposed to a fine but says it could be $500.

He also says in some circumstances, the penalties can add up.

The daytime burning ban will be in effect until October 31st.