Fire Ban Extends into Long Weekend

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Fire was caused by individual or individuals who could be held responsible for the costs of putting out the fire
Fire was caused by individual or individuals who could be held responsible for the costs of putting out the fire

Ban includes Setting off Fireworks

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a statement that reminds residents of the fire ban on all outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay this long weekend. The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents should be aware that setting off fireworks during a fire ban violates the City’s fireworks by-law. By-law violations will be enforced by City of Thunder Bay by-law officers.

Residents are also reminded that all outdoor burning permits are suspended when a fire ban is in effect. Any outdoor burning during a fire ban will result in prosecution and a substantial fine.

The fire ban will be lifted when weather conditions improve. We appreciate the community’s cooperation. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will advise when the suspension of permits and fire ban is lifted.

 

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