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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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Posted On Friday, April 30, 2021

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...

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Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is reminding residents of the potential risks of fractal wood burning after they responded to a medical call on the weekend for an electrocution death caused by the process.
Fractal wood burning, also called Lichtenberg, is an artistic process that burns lightning or tree-like figures into wood using high-electricity voltage generators or similar components. The wood is soaked with a chemical solution.
There are hundreds of instructional videos...

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