News UPDATE: Total Fire Bans All Across Cottage Country SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Wednesday, Jul. 11th, 2018 Total fire bans are being extended across all Central Ontario. That means all open-air fires are banned including those for cooking and warmth. Lighting fireworks and flying lanterns are also banned. The municipalities that now have total fire bans include: Municipality of Hastings Highlands Bancroft Faraday Township Wollaston Township Tudor/Cashel Township Carlow/Mayo Township Limerick Township North Kawartha Addington Highlands and North Frontenac If you are found violating the fire ban you could face charges and fines. If you start a fire while ignoring the ban you may have to pay the expense of having the fire department respond and any costs for the fire to be put out. The fire ban will stay in effect until we get significant rainfall.