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Restrictions Lifted On Outdoor Burning In Northeastern Ontario

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Restrictions Lifted On Outdoor Burning In Northeastern Ontario

McGuinty Government Removes Restricted Fire Zone

At 6:00 p.m. today, the Restricted Fire Zone that remained in the Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay areas is being lifted.

The Restricted Fire Zone was declared in these areas on June 4 due to extreme fire hazard conditions at the time. Campfires will be allowed for cooking and warmth in all areas of northeastern Ontario with the lifting of the restrictions.

However, some municipalities may impose their own burning restrictions. Forest fire prevention is everyone's responsibility. Campers should keep campfires small and always ensure they are put out before leaving the site.

Quick Facts

  • There are currently 19 active fires in Ontario; so far this season burning has affected approximately 11,892 hectares.
  • 310-FIRE (3473) is northern Ontario's new toll free forest fire reporting number.

Additional Resources

Media Contacts

  • Christine Rosche

    East Fire Region Fire Management Centre

    705-564-9208

  • Lindsay Munroe

    East Fire Region Fire Management Centre

    705-564-6028

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