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Province Lifts Fire Ban

Province Lifts Fire Ban

12:01 am Saturday May 30

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  May 29, 2020  (LSN)   Effective 12:01 am Saturday, May 30, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will lift the Restricted Fire Zone in the Northwest Region.  

The Ministry would like to thank the public for their cooperation. Please continue to remain diligent in reducing the number of human-caused fires.

At midnight tonight, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will lift the City wide fire ban previously in place. 

At that time, all valid outdoor burning permits will be reinstated. The fire ban being lifted is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests lifting the Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents are reminded that fire stations are closed to the public due to the Covid-19 emergency, so permits can only be renewed and applied for online. New permit applications require an inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel, and those inspections will be completed as soon as possible. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds citizens that any outdoor burning within the city requires a permit. Permit rules and regulations are strictly enforced and failure to obtain a permit or follow the permit rules will result in prosecution and fine.

To apply for an outdoor burning permit, renew a permit, permit rules and regulations, and more information, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/fire

 

REMINDER:  Recreational Burn Permit fires will take place between 1700 and 2400 hours (5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.).

Fire Stations are closed to the public due to the Covid-19 emergency, so permits can only be renewed and applied for online. New permit applications require an inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel, and those inspections will be completed as soon as possible.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds citizens that any outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay requires a permit. Permit rules and regulations are strictly enforced and failure to obtain a permit or follow the permit rules will result in prosecution and fine.

Northwest Region

 

Northeast Region

  • There were no new forest fires confirmed on the afternoon of May 29.
  • There are five active fires in the Northeast.
    • Wawa 2 is being observed at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located on the south shore of Dodds Lake at the north end of Lake Superior Provincial Park.
    • Bancroft 5 is under control at 1 hectare. It is located on the north shore of Little Long Lake.
    • Bancroft 6 is under control at 9 hectares. It is located approximately 2 km south of Lower Madawaska River Provincial Park and on the south side of route 41.
    • North Bay 3 is being observed at 1 hectare. It is located on an island on Wicksteed Lake.
    • Kirkland Lake 1, located approximately 2 km north of Belle Vallée, is under control at 15.8 hectares.
  • The fire hazard ranges from low to moderate across the Northeast Region.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.

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