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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Lifts Fire Ban

Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 07:15 AM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has lifted the City wide fire ban that was previously in place, consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests lifting the Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Fire Stations are open to the public in limited capacity due to Covid-19, so residents are still encouraged to renew and/or apply online. New permit applications require an inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel, and those inspections will be completed as soon as possible. All valid outdoor...

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City to Host Additional Evacuees from Deer Lake First Nation

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 05:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay will welcome 101 evacuees from Deer Lake First Nation which is currently under threat from a 27,549 hectare fire, RED 051, burning 15 km away from Deer Lake and growing in size due to weather conditions.

The 101 people, who are considered stage one primary evacuees – members of the community’s vulnerable population, are anticipated to arrive this afternoon. The remaining vulnerable population, approximately 350 people, will be evacuated to other communities in the province.


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City to Host Poplar Hill First Nation Forest Fire Evacuees

Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2021 11:15 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive evacuees from Poplar Hill First Nation today due to the close proximity of the 350 hectare forest fire, RED065, which began on July 5, and is currently burning 10 km west of the community and poses an immediate threat to public safety.

Up to 300 members of the community’s vulnerable population will be arriving in Thunder Bay this afternoon. This is an evolving situation that does require the evacuation of the entire community due to the forest fire threat....

Outdoor Fire Ban to Take Effect in Thunder Bay

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 11:30 AM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all open and recreational burning within the city of Thunder Bay effective midnight tonight. This ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents are reminded that all burning permits are suspended when a fire ban is in effect. Any open burning during a fire ban will result in prosecution and substantial fine. This fire ban will be lifted when weather conditions...

Change in Hours for Outdoor Burning

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 05:15 AM

Starting on May 1, outdoor burning hours will revert to the pre-pandemic, original permitted hours of 5 pm to 12 am daily after being extended on a short-term basis.

“The outdoor burning hours were extended from 12 pm to 12 am to allow families to have fires during the day while it was still light out,” said Fire Chief Greg Hankkio. “We’re going back to original hours as the days are becoming longer.”

He added that residents should still be following all Public Health guidelines, including...