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July 7, 2023: NBP continues to be under a COMPLETE FIRE BAN and within a Provincial Restricted Fire Zone


Restricted Fire Zone Poster

Due to the extreme forest fire hazard, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone for the entire fire region of Ontario (Zones 1 to 36). The Restricted Fire Zone is in effect until further notice. Restricted Fire Zones help protect public safety. Open air burning, including campfires, is not permitted within the boundaries of a Restricted Fire Zone. Portable gas or propane stoves may be used for cooking and warmth BUT must be handled with extreme caution. All burning permits are suspended. Visit fire for more details and follow us on Twitter @ONforestfires.

All open-air burning permits, agricultural burn permits, and fireworks permits are suspended. 

During this fire ban, the following activities are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

  • Campfires and recreational fires, except those taking place in organized campgrounds.
  • Open-air burning of any kind, including brush clearing, burn barrels, chimineas, and fire pits.
  • Consumer fireworks displays or the use of pyrotechnic devices.
  • Use of outdoor fire appliances, such as fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, and outdoor ovens.
  • All fire permits are immediately suspended.

We kindly request residents and visitors to adhere to these fire restrictions to ensure the safety of our communities.


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