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Posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Another Milton homeowner awakened during the night to the sound of his smoke alarm, which alerted him to a sump pump on fire in his basement. Thanks to a working smoke alarm and the fire being extinguished quickly, there was a happy conclusion to this story. The Milton Fire Department is concerned about repeated sump pump incidents and is urging residents to follow safety guidelines for sump pumps and ensure they have a submersible sump pump as the safest choice instead of the stem or column ty...

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017

Open air burning is legal in the Town of Milton, provided you follow the rules outlined in the Open Air Burning By-law and obtain a valid 2017 Burn Permit. All open fires, including backyard chimineas and outdoor fireplaces, require a valid burn permit. For more information and to apply for a permit, visit our burn permits web page.

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2016

News Release - The Milton Fire Department would like to remind home owners with “basement” apartments (formally known as “accessory apartments”) that they must ensure the safety of their tenants by complying with the Fire Code and other Town applicable laws and standards. The Fire Prevention Division of the Milton Fire Department recently charged the owners of a Weston Road home for various Fire Code offences relating to a residential basement rental apartment. The offe...

Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016

News release - In the interest of public safety, the Milton Fire Department has placed restrictions on all open air burning until further notice. "The recent hot and dry weather conditions increase the risk of a fire burning out of control by quickly spreading to nearby grass and plants," said Fire Chief Brian Ellsworth, Milton Fire Department. "The lack of rain presents a significant increase in risk of grass and brush fires due to dry conditions and dead undergrowth." Restrictions include ...

Posted Thursday, May 05, 2016

A number of recent barn fires in Ontario have resulted in significant loss of property, including livestock. The emotional and financial impact of a barn fire can be devastating to the owner, the community and the emergency personnel who respond to the incident. The Milton Fire Department reminds property owners that most farm buildings are not regulated under the Ontario Fire Code and as such, local fire services have limited responsibilities with respect to inspections and code enforcement on...