The Fire Chiefs of Haliburton County met today and decided to institute a complete fire ban for the county effective immediately.

With the very dry weather, high heat and a lack of forecasted precipitation expected in the near future, the chiefs felt that all of Haliburton County is a high risk for wildfires.

This complete fire ban includes all open fires and campfires, and all permits have been cancelled.

For more information call the fire chief within your area:

-Mike Iles, Municipality of Dysart et al
-Mike Bekking, Township of Minden Hills
-Mike Cavanagh, Township of Algonquin Highlands
-Chris Baughman, Township of Highlands East