Fire ban continues for the Bay

Friday, July 13, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Fire Deputy Chief Mike Bechard updated the current fire risk for the area and a Fire Ban for the City of North Bay and other area municipalities continues until further notice.

Yes – July 6, 2012

Burks’s Falls
Yes – July 11, 2012

Yes – July 2, 2012

Yes – July 12, 2012 - cooking and warmth fires permitted.

Yes – July 2, 2012

East Ferris
Yes – July 3, 2012

Yes – July 11, 2012

Laurier Township
Yes – July 13, 2012

Yes – July 13, 2012

Yes – July 5, 2012

Markstay - Warren

Yes – July 10, 2012

Yes – July 11, 2012

Yes – July 2, 2012

North Bay
Yes – July 6, 2012

Yes – July 12, 2012 - cooking and warmth fires permitted.

Perry Township
Yes - July 11, 2012

Yes – July 13, 2012

Yes – July 2, 2012

Restoule (including Patterson & Pringle Twps)
Yes – July 11, 2012

South River
Yes – July 13, 2012

Strong Township / Sundridge
Yes – July 9, 2012

Yes – July 13, 2012

West Nipissing
Yes – July 6, 2012

Unless otherwise stated the ban will be complete (i.e. no fireworks, no recreational open burning, no cooking or warmth open air burning permitted along with no incinerators). For specifics on what is permitted in your community please contact your local fire department. At this time we are experiencing very dry conditions in the area and this will remain until we receive significant rainfall.

When permitted to burn you must have a responsible person to monitor the burn, to ensure the fire remains small and to ensure the fire is completely extinguished. To be fire safe when enjoying an open air burn you must have the appropriate fire fighting equipment (rake, shovel, water supply, etc) to ensure an open air burn does not get out of control. Failure to follow open air burning requirements in your municipality may result in fines.

Protect your property and your neighbors’ property by being Fire Safe.
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