Sept. 1

Restricted Fire Zone to lift September 1

Written by Jordan RiversTuesday, Aug 31 2021, 5:34 PM

Good news for those waiting to have a bonfire.

As of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1st, the Restricted Fire Zone is being lifted.

Residents in the southern portion of the Kenora and Dryden districts and the Fort Frances district will once again be able to burn grass, debris and have bonfires.

The Restricted Fire Zone was issued earlier this summer as the region experienced one of the worst forest fire seasons on record.

The cooler temperatures, combined with the rain have allowed the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry to lift the Restricted Fire Zone.