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Posted On Thursday, October 07, 2021

The City of Thunder Bay is considering changes to its recreational burning permit in an effort to address concerns that have been raised from some residents. An online survey is available now until Oct. 18 on the city website for the public to share their views.
Administration will be reporting back to City Council on Nov. 15 with options and potential solutions for outdoor, backyard burning.
Currently, permits are $30/year for open-air burning, and allow fires between...

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Posted On Thursday, August 26, 2021

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...

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Posted On Monday, July 12, 2021

City Hall Photo - Sized for Website News FeatureThe 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...

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Posted On Sunday, July 11, 2021

City Hall Photo - Sized for Website News FeatureThe 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...

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Posted On Friday, July 09, 2021

Fire Ban - News FeatureThunder 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...

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