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Forest fire hazard in Greater Sudbury ‘extreme’

There is only one forest fire in northeast, located in Kirkland Lake region
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With the recent hot summer weather, Greater Sudbury’s forest fire risk is extreme. The forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to extreme across Northeastern Ontario.

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services said as of the evening of July 1, there were no new forest fires in the region. 

There is only one active fire in the region. Kirkland Lake 1, located approximately two kilometres north of Belle Vallée, is being observed at 15.8 hectares.

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill.

If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits

For updates on the fire situation, visit ontario.ca/forestfire.




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