Anglers with shore lunches -- and gardeners with brush fires -- are reminded to take extra care, especially in windy conditions. There have been close to 500 fires already this year in the province, including more than 30 active fires being monitored in the northwest region. Firefighters in the northwest have also been deployed to help crews in the northeast.

Rules to burn wood, brush and leaves

You don’t need a fire permit to burn piled wood, brush, leaves or wood by-products if you follow these rules:

  • ignite the fire no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguish it no later than two hours after sunrise
  • burn only a single pile at any one time ensure the pile is less than 2 metres in diameter and less than 2 metres high
  • keep the fire at least 2 metres from any flammable materials
  • have tools or water adequate to contain the fire at the fire site
  • ensure a responsible person tends the fire until it is extinguished

For more information:

MNRF - Outdoor fire rules and permits

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