Supplied by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry…
” There was one new fire discovered in the Northeast Region by mid-afternoon on July 19.
o Sault Ste. Marie 8 is 0.1 of a hectare and not under control at the time of this update. The fire is located southwest of Searchmont.
” There are ten active fires in the region at the time of this update, of these, three are not under control, two are under control and five are being observed.
” The fire hazard is mostly low across the region with the exception of areas near both Hearst and Bancroft which are showing a moderate to high hazard today.
” To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at
Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations
Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.
Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.
Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.
Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at
Residents of municipalities should also check for any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning.
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