First Responders Remind Residents & Visitors of Complete Fire Ban

Posted: 2018-07-13 08:24:33 By: hbr

Police  and Emergency services are joining Fire Services across the region in raising the awareness of posted area fire bans.

Area Fire Chiefs have posted fire bans in Muskoka, Almaguin Highlands, Parry Sound District, and Algonquin Provincial Park.

The fire ban prohibits any kind of fire, including those for cooking or warmth, charcoal BBQ's, fire barrels etc.  The use of fireworks is also prohibited.  Smokers are asked to ensure that cigarette butts are put out and disposed properly.

Officers and paramedics strongly urge area residents, cottagers and campers to respect these publicly posted fire bans.

Area emergency services are in this together should an uncontrolled fire start, which can be a very real threat to public safety and should be reported to authorities by a 911 call.

For more information please consult your local municipality web site.