The City of Kenora says they've had enough rain to lift the fire ban. The recent rain and humidity has been enough to justify the decision, staff said in a statement earlier today.

Still, a number of rules remain in place:

  • Evening burning is permitted now. However two (2) hours before sunset, and the fire must be extinguished two (2) hours after sunrise.
  • Burn only old grass, leaves, waste wood, small brush piles, and untreated lumber;
  • Single burn pile must be 10 metres away from all flammable material;
  • Burn pile must not exceed 2 metres around and be less than 2 metres high
  • The fire must be supervised at all times;
  • An appropriate means to extinguish the fire must be present, such as a source of water or fire extinguisher.
  • An Open Air Burning Permit is required for all burning in the City of Kenora and may be purchased at Fire Station One and City Hall.
  • The burning permit is valid until December 31, at the cost of $15.
  • Rules and contraventions included with the permit must be reviewed by the person in charge and control of the fire before starting.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the restricted fire zone across northwestern Ontario. 

For more information:

City of Kenora - Fire and Emergency Services

Phone: (807) 467-2090

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