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One new forest fire discovered in the Northeast Region on Friday

Fire hazard is mostly low to moderate across the region
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There was one new fire discovered in the Northeast Region on July 31.

Sault Ste. Marie 10 is 0.1 of a hectare and not under control at the time of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's report. The fire is located east of Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.         

There are eight other active fires across the region, all of which are being observed in the far north.

The fire hazard ranges mostly from low to moderate across the region, with some areas near Greater Sudbury, North Bay, Bancroft and areas in the far north showing a high hazard.

To see the fire hazard near you, check out the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations:

 

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services are reminding the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, it is encouraged that 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 two 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 our website at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits

 

Residents of municipalities should also check for any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning.

For updates on the fire situation, visit Ontario.ca/forestfire or follow @ONforestfires on Twitter .




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