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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Issues Fire Ban

May 15, 2018 – Effective at noon today, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay. The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration.
Residents are 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 ban will be lifted when weather conditions improve.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue appreciates the community’s cooperation, and will advise when the suspension of permits and fire ban is lifted.

You must obtain a permit prior to conducting any open-air burning in the City of Thunder Bay.

All new Recreational Burning Permits and all Open Burning Permits will be issued at the cost of $30 (non-refundable) which includes the site inspection. 

The cost to renew all Burn Permits annually is $30 (non-refundable).

A permit is valid for that calendar year. Permits will only be issued to residents located in the City of Thunder Bay. 

You now have the option to Apply or Renew your Burn Permit Online.

There are two types of Burn Permits.  Select from the options below:

Appliances Fueled by Ethanol   Adobe PDF, 1 page, 62 KB

Portable Fireplace Safety   Adobe PDF, 1 page, 452KB