Effective immediately, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor open air burning within the City of Thunder Bay.

The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry if 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 may result in fines and other penalties.  The fire ban will be lifted when weather conditions improve.

Cooking is permitted on Propane, Natural Gas and charcoal BBQ’s. Propane and Natural Gas fueled fire bowls that are CSA approved are also permitted.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue urges all residents to comply with the ban to ensure the safety of our community. For more information on the fire ban and outdoor burning restrictions, please visit our website www.thunderbay.ca/fire or call 807-625-2103


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Contact:       Fire Chief Greg Hankkio – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2101