MNR News Release
No new fires were reported on May 24.
One new fire was reported on May 25. Hearst 4 is a human caused fire that is being held at 1.5 hectares in size.
There are no other active fires in the region. The fire hazard is low throughout most of the region with the exception of the northwest corner, where there is a moderate hazard.
Residents that are planning on burning grass, brush or other wood debris should consider composting or taking material to landfill sites instead. Each spring, grass fires get out of control and cause needless damage to barns, homes and cottages.
Under the FFPA the only materials that can be burned without a fire permit are grass, wood, brush or wood by-products and people must tend their fires at all times making sure to put them out dead out before leaving. If it is windy, the risk of a wildfire is high – don’t burn!
If a forest fire results because you have used fire improperly, you could be held responsible for the costs of putting out the fire and for any property damage that occurs.
Residents in organized municipalities are reminded to check with local officials for burning restrictions that may be in place in their areas.
Further information is available on safe outdoor fire management at www.ontario.ca/fireprevention.
For more information about the current fire situation, visit www.ontario.ca/forestfire .
Report forest fires north of the French and Mattawa rivers by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.