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Restrictions Lifted On Outdoor Burning In Northwestern Ontario

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Restrictions Lifted On Outdoor Burning In Northwestern Ontario

McGuinty Government Removes Restricted Fire Zone

At noon today, the Restricted Fire Zone across Northwestern Ontario was lifted. Campfires for cooking and warmth are now allowed in this area.

On Friday, April 23, the Restricted Fire Zone was ordered due to the extreme fire hazard and unusually dry spring conditions which resulted in increased forest fire activity. The restrictions are no longer required as the fire hazard has eased due to precipitation across region. 

Forest fire prevention is everyone's responsibility. Residents should avoid burning brush or grass and should consider composting or chipping as alternatives.

Quick Facts

  • Early detection and reporting are essential to quickly managing forest fires.
  • 310-FIRE (3473) is the new, toll-free emergency forest fire phone number across northern Ontario. The number operates north of the French and Mattawa Rivers.

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