Fire restrictions remain in place across the northwest. According to the MNRF the fire hazard is still high in the district, despite rain Friday.

Residents and visitors are asked not to burn brush or have camp fires, as the spring drought continues.

Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $25,000 and three months in jail, as well as financial responsibility for the costs incurred in fighting a forest fire. Portable gas or propane stoves are permitted for use for cooking or warmth, though they should be closely monitored. Portable charcoal BBQs and Hibachis are not permitted unless within 100 metres of a dwelling, or within an organized campground.

Commercial campground operators may allow their guests to enjoy campfires during a Restricted Fire Zone period provided they meet certain conditions.

Environment Canada shows close to 45 mm of rain has fallen so far this month. This is up from 27 mm last year, but there hasn't been nearly the same amount of spring runoff this season.

For more information:

Rainfall data - Kenora

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