The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has imposed an outdoor burning ban across northwestern Ontario. Until further notice, any outside burning of any kind is not allowed, and burning permits have also been suspended.

Odds are that residents will no longer able to enjoy campfires, brush and grass burning, wood or charcoal cooking stoves and fire pits over the May long weekend. Residents are able to use portable gas stoves, but they must be handled with extreme caution.

The Restricted Fire Zone is in place for: Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and near Lake Superior in the Nipigon District. The forest fire hazard is high to extreme across the region.

The City of Dryden, the City of Kenora and the Municipality of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls are currently under a municipal fire ban due to the extreme forest fire hazard.

For more information:
Forest fire risk rising

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