Fire Danger Rating

Fire Danger Rating in Essa​​​

The Fire Danger Rating is MODERATE in Essa Township​​ as of July 21, 2022 until further notice.
For questions/concerns, please contact the Essa Fire Department at 705-424-5828.​
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What do the ratings mean?

The Township of Essa, being within the County of Simcoe, follows a four-tier fire da​nger rating system as follows:

  • Burn permits are required for all open air burning. Open air fires must conform to all the requirements as set out in the Township of Essa Open Air Burn Bylaw. Fires must be under constant supervision and control from the time of ignition until the fire is totally extinguished. Burn permit information must be available, on site, upon request.
  • Burn permits are required for all open-air burning. Open air fires must conform to all the requirements as set out in the Township of Essa Open Air Burn Bylaw. Fires must be under constant supervision and control from the time of ignition until the fire is totally extinguished. Burn permit information must be available, on site, upon request. During the Moderate Rating, additional caution must be exercised when burning.
  • Burn permits are required for all open-air burning. Open air fires must conform to all the requirements as set out in the Township of Essa Open Air Burn Bylaw. Fires must be under constant supervision and control from the time of ignition until the fire is totally extinguished. Burn permit information must be available, on site, upon request. Extreme caution must be taken with all open flames and fires during the High Rating. Burn Permit holders are encouraged to delay the open air fire until a reduced level of the Fire Danger Rating is re-attained
  • Total fire ban. No open air burning is permitted during the Extreme Rating regardless of having a Burn Permit. Dangerous fire ​conditions exist when the Municipality is under the Extreme Rating.

Township of Essa
Fire Department

5786 Simcoe County
Road 21, Utopia, ON 
L0M 1T0
Phone: 705-424-5828
Fax: 705-424-4185
Emergency: 9-1-1

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