An open-air burn ban is back in place in Perth South.

Officials say all open-air fires, defined as any fire outside of a building and including bonfires, brush pile fires, fireworks, burn barrels, or any other fires set in open air, are banned in the municipality.

The Burn Ban does not apply to North Perth, Perth East, West Perth, Stratford, or St. Marys.

The ban is being imposed due to the lack of forecasted rain and extreme dryness of all vegetation in this area of the county and it will be in effect until further notice.

With seasonal crops being harvested, farmers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when operating equipment, as field fires can quickly overtake equipment, neighboring crops and the fires can spread quickly into adjacent woodlands.