Heat wave sparks open-air burning suspension

West Niagara communities have issued open air burning suspensions because of hot weather conditions.

The Town of Lincoln has issued an Open Air Burning Suspension due to hot weather conditions. The ban is a result of a heat warning in effect in the Niagara area, as well as dry conditions, and lack of rain. All these conditions increase the risk of the spread of fires.

The Town of West Lincoln also issued its own ban, announcing that it is in effect until further notice “on all open-air burning including cooking fires (except barbeques and other gas appliances), and all other types of outdoor burning.”

The Town of Grimsby announced a similar ban on its Facebook page.

Until these conditions change, open-air fires and the use of fireworks will not be allowed. However, campgrounds will be allowed to have small fires for cooking only. The town asks that if you notice an open-air fire, please call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

West Niagara Cooling Spaces

If you live in Grimsby, Beamsville, Jordan Station and area, here is a way to beat the heat using public cooling spaces, including splash pads, in the areas:

  • Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre, 4996 Beam St., Beamsville
  • Splash Pads
    o Hilary Bald Park Splash Pad: Garden Gate Terrace, Beamsville
    o Jordan Lions Park Splash Pad: 2793 Fourth Ave., Jordan
    o Angelina Prokich Park: 5080 St. George’s Dr., Beamsville
    o Peach King Centre Splash Pad: 162 Livingston Ave, Grimsby [ More info]
  • West Lincoln Community Centre Splash Pad: [ More info ]
  • Beaches
    o Charles Daley Park: 1969 North Service Rd., Jordan Station [ More info ]