Restricted Fire Zone lifted in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
Good news for anyone in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout who has been missing bonfires this summer.
On August 26, The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry lifted the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) that had been in effect across the Sioux Lookout District since June 30th.
Chris Marchand, Information Officer for the Ministry’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services said recent rainfall has helped bring the fire hazard down.
“While outdoor fires are once again allowed within the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, the RFZ remains in effect throughout the Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Ignace, and Atikokan regions.
“With the RFZ ending, fire permits issued by the Municipality of Sioux Lookout are once again valid and new fire permits are available to be purchased from the finance department at the Municipal Office,” The Municipality of Sioux Lookout informed on August 26.
Anyone travelling to an area where an RFZ may still be in effect can find out more about outdoor fire restrictions at https://www.ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-restrictions.