Fire Ban To Be Lifted
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
July 18th, 2012 at 4:51pm | Last Updated July 19th, 2012 at 8:03am
The Restricted Fire Zone imposed in Northeastern Ontario will be lifted as of 12:01 am July 19, with the exception of Zones 21 and 22. These zones (21, 22) encompass the Espanola, Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, North Bay and Temagami areas. Under a Restricted Fire Zone, no open burning, including campfires are permitted, and all burning permits are suspended.
Nineteen new fires have been confirmed thus far today in the Northeast Region.
Three of these fires are in the Bancroft area, 1 in each of the Hearst and Parry Sound areas, 2 in each of Pembroke and Sault Ste. Marie areas, 4 in North Bay and 6 in Sudbury.
There are currently 38 active fires in the Northeast Region, burning 48125.2 hectares.
To date, there have been 498 fires in the Northeast Region, having burnt 49744.5 hectares.
To report a forest fire in the Northeast Region, please call 310-FIRE
In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local municipal fire department.
For up to date information on the current status of the Restricted Fire Zone, please call the Northeast Region Restricted Fire Information Hotline at 1-866-357-8422.