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One new fire reported in the region

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************** One new fire was confirmed on May 6. Sudbury 23 was reported on Birch Island at four hectares in size. The fire required air attack and three crews continue suppression efforts.
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

************************** One new fire was confirmed on May 6. 

Sudbury 23 was reported on Birch Island at four hectares in size. 

The fire required air attack and three crews continue suppression efforts. 

It is currently listed as being held and there are no problems anticipated. 

There are no other active fires in the region.

The fire hazard is low in the East Fire Region and some parts of the region are expected to receive up to 10 millimetres of snow on May 8.

Residents or cottagers conducting spring clean up should consider composting or chipping instead of burning.

Always remember to contact your local fire department or municipal office before burning.

Residents are reminded that if found responsible for a forest fire, they can be charged under the Forest Fires Prevention Act and/or be liable for the costs of suppressing the fire. 

This cost can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

So far this year in the East Fire Region, there have been 82 fires burning 345 hectares.

Be FireSmart, click here for more information on how to prevent forest fires.

310-FIRE (3473) is the new, toll-free emergency forest fire reporting phone number across northern Ontario. 

Early detection and reporting are essential to quickly managing forest fires.

Having one number will make it easier and more efficient for Ontarians to report forest fire emergencies. 

The number will operate north of the French and Mattawa Rivers.

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