The public is reminded that Ontario has declared a Restricted Fire Zone for the entire fire region of the province.  

In a Restricted Fire Zone, outdoor fires are restricted. Portable gas stoves may still be used but must be handled with extreme care.

The restriction is a proactive action to reduce the number of preventable human-caused fires and reduce the risk of wildfires impacting the public. 

Once a Restricted Fire Zone is declared, it is illegal to set a fire for any purpose within the affected area.

Failure to comply could results in:

  • a fine up to $25,000
  • 3 months in jail
  • financial responsibility for any costs incurred in fighting a forest fire