Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) now in effect
Due to the extreme forest fire hazard, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone effective Thursday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. local time for the Northeast Region, which includes the entire Parry Sound District.
During a Restricted Fire Zone, the use of open fires – such as campfires, or burning of brush or debris, is restricted. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $25,000 and three months in jail, as well as financial responsibility for the costs incurred in fighting a forest fire.
To learn more about what is permitted and not permitted in a Restricted Fire Zone, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-restrictions