Rainfall that accompanied Monday’s thunderstorm was limited to certain areas of the City of Greater Sudbury.
It did little to improve dry conditions in the City and as a result, the ban on all open air burning declared on Friday, July 6, is still in effect.
The ban was declared because of extreme hot and dry conditions. All open air fires, including campfires, chiminea fireplaces, crop residue fires, fireworks, and any other type of outdoor burning, are prohibited.
All open air fire permits have been cancelled for the duration of the ban. Gas-fired and charcoal barbecues are exempt from the fire ban.
Should a violation of the fire ban result in a response by firefighters, the individuals responsible could be charged for the full cost of fire services.
Conditions are monitored daily. Residents will be advised when the ban is lifted.
For updated information on the status of the fire ban, residents are encouraged to call the automated Fire Info Hotline at 705-674-4455, extension 2760 or visit www.greatersudbury.ca/fireservices.