Public asked to use caution when conducting outdoor burning
Tim Brody - Editor
Ontario’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services is asking the public to use caution when doing any kind of outdoor burning.
People are being encouraged to dispose of yard waste and wood debris use methods such as composting or using their local landfill.
Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services advised, “If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.
“Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.
“Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.
“Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits.”
According to the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, 2021 fire permits can be purchased by filling out an online application. The online application form is available at https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/living-here/burning-permits.asp and it can be left, with payment, in the drop-box near the entrance to the Municipal Office.