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Latest east region forest fire update

MNR News Release ******************** There were no new fires reported in the Northeast Region on May 25. An additional 82 forest fire staff were dispatched to Alberta on Thursday, May 26 and brings the total Ontario staff in that province to 191.
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MNR News Release

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There were no new fires reported in the Northeast Region on May 25.

An additional 82 forest fire staff were dispatched to Alberta on Thursday, May 26 and brings the total Ontario staff in that province to 191. Of the 82 staff, two 20-packs of FireRangers and an Agency Representative were deployed from the Northeast Region.

When cleaning up wood and grass debris, the ministry suggests composting, chipping or taking debris to a landfill site instead of burning. If you still decide to burn debris, residents are reminded that they are required to follow safe outdoor fire guidelines. In particular, there are restrictions on day burning of brush and grass. Fires are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset, be extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise, attended at all times and put dead out before leaving.

If you live within a municipality, contact your local municipal office or fire department BEFORE burning.

Be FireSmart! For more information, visit ontario.ca/fireprevention and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).

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