Sudbury Fire Ban Means No Fireworks This Holiday Weekend

Fireworks

With a fire ban still in effect within municipal boundaries, the City of Greater Sudbury reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted this Victoria Day weekend.

The fire ban, which began May 11, also prohibits all open-air fires, including campfires, chiminea fireplaces, crop residue fires and any other type of outdoor burning. All open-air fire permits are cancelled for the duration of the ban. Gas-fired and charcoal barbecues and outdoor propane fireplaces are still permitted.

While last week's heatwave has been replaced by more seasonal temperatures, the Greater Sudbury area has yet to receive enough significant or consistent rainfall to improve dry conditions, and water levels in rural area lakes, ponds, creeks and swamps remain low.

To report a fire during a ban, call 911. Should a violation of the fire ban result in response by firefighters, individuals responsible may be charged for the full cost of the service call. 

Conditions will be monitored daily. The City will update residents when conditions improve and the ban can be lifted.

Updates can be found at www.greatersudbury.ca/fireservices

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