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Fire ban goes into effect on Saturday

The City of Thunder Bay has followed the MNRF's decision to enact a restricted fire zone declaration, just a week after lifting a ban that's been in place for several months.
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A fire ban goes into effect in Thunder Bay at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay has reinstituted a fire ban, just a week after lifting one put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s 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 will result in prosecution and substantial fine.

“We appreciate the community’s cooperation and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will advise when the fire ban and suspension of permits is lifted,” said Thunder Bay Fire’s Anthony Stokaluk, in a release issued on Friday.

The restriction goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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