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Monday forest fire update

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************* Northeast Region - October 24, 2011 New fires No new fires were reported between October 22 and 23.
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

************************* Northeast Region - October 24, 2011

New fires

No new fires were reported between October 22 and 23.

Map of Current Fires in Ontario

Active fires in table format

Fire hazard

The fire hazard is low throughout the Northeast Region.

Fire Danger Map in Ontario

Safety message

Hunting season has arrived and FireRangers are taking extra caution to wear their orange uniform shirts and let their presence be known as they work on fires in the wilderness.

Hunters are asked to be alert to firefighting activity as they travel through the forested areas.

They can monitor the fire situation by visiting the here.

Will you be completing clean up of brush and woody debris this fall?

Did you know that: Under the Forest Fires Prevention Act, the only material that can be burnt without a fire permit is grass, wood, brush or wood by-products.

Always consider chipping or composting first over burning brush or grass.

If you must burn, make sure you know the rules for outdoor fires and follow safe practices.

Find out what you need to know here.

If you live within a municipality, contact your local municipal office or fire department before burning.

Be FireSmart!

For more information, visit here and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).

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