Tinder dry conditions across Northern Ontario spark fire concerns


Sioux Lookout #35BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION – Tinder dry conditions across Northern Ontario coupled with a long-term forecast for the summer of hot above normal temperatures have raised concerns over fire hazards. The Batchewana First Nation (BFN) Chief and Council hereby Motion to impose a fire ban effective immediately for all Batchewana First Nation Territories as per BFN’s notice of Assertions.

This ban is due to the unusually high fire risk caused by dangerously dry and windy conditions. Burning of any kind is not permitted under any circumstance. This ban is effective immediately and will be maintained until further notice. Please refer to BFN’s website (www.batchewana.ca) for updates on the Fire Ban.

The fire hazard, going into the Victoria Day long weekend, across the North remains high to extreme. For the latest fire conditions visit Fire Mapping.