Effective 4 pm today, July 11, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will lift the fire ban. All recreational fire permits will be reinstated for burning starting at 5 pm this evening.

Lifting the ban is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration which will also be lifted at 4 pm today.

Residents are reminded that all outdoor burning require permits in The City of Thunder Bay.

For more information on outdoor burning permits, visit www.thunderbay.ca/fire or call 807-625-2103.

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Contact: Acting Division Chief, Fire Prevention, Kevin Anderson, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 628-4921, kevin.anderson@thunderbay.ca