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Fire ban lifted for the Bay

Wednesday, August 01, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Fire Deputy Chief Mike Bechard says despite the rain over the past week dry conditions and combustible materials still exist and therefore the fire risk for the area continues.

Bonfield
Yes – July 6, 2012

Burks’s Falls
Yes – July 11, 2012

Callander
July 2, 2012
July 26, 2012
Only campfires are being permitted. No open air burning of brush or fireworks are permitted.

The current time for the daytime restriction is 7:53am to 6:54pm. Absolutely no open air burning is permitted during this time.

“Campfire” means a small contained fire less than 1 metre in size supervised at all times and used to cook food or to provide warmth.

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

August 1, 2012 – 10:00 am

Chisholm
Yes – July 2, 2012

East Ferris
July 3, 2012
•Camp fires less than 1 meter in size and contained will be permitted as of 7:00 pm July 26, 2012.
•No brush burning, bonfires or discharging of Fireworks will be permitted.
•No burning is permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kearney
Yes – July 11, 2012

Laurier Township
Yes – July 13, 2012

Machar
Yes – July 13, 2012

Magnetawan
Yes – July 5, 2012

Mattawa
July 10, 2012
July 27, 2012

McMurrich-Monteith
Yes – July 11, 2012

Nipissing
July 2, 2012
July 26, 2012
Only campfires are being permitted. No open air burning of brush or fireworks are permitted.

The current time for the daytime restriction is 7:53am to 6:54pm. Absolutely no open air burning is permitted during this time.

“Campfire” means a small contained fire less than 1 metre in size supervised at all times and used to cook food or to provide warmth.

North Bay
Yes – July 6, 2012
August 1, 2012 – 12:00 (Noon)

Papineau/Cameron
Yes – July 12, 2012 - cooking and warmth fires permitted.
August 1, 2012 – 10:00 am

Perry Township
Yes - July 11, 2012

Phelps
Yes – July 13, 2012

Powassan
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

Temagami
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.

While we have experienced periods of rain over the past week it is important to understand that dry conditions and combustible materials may still exist in certain areas.

Please be cautious with any open air burning.

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.

MNR Protected Fire Zones – Please follow the link below:

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/AFFM/2ColumnSubPage/268862.html

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creestal 8/1/2012 5:43:04 PM Report

Actually, the fire ban for North Bay was LIFTED as of 12 noon today, not continued.
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