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West Parry Sound Fire Danger rating moved to high

The Fire Danger Rating for the West Parry Sound area is now high.

Gord Harrison, West Parry Sound’s Fire Coordinator says that means burning restrictions are in place for most jurisdictions.

“We haven’t had a lot of precipitation in the last couple of weeks and what we got on Wednesday was pretty spotty. The [Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry] has our whole region at high right now so the area fire chiefs decided the most prudent thing to do would be to go to high because things are getting drier at this point in time,” Harrison says.

Harrison says at this point in time, most areas will allow campfires, but any larger fires are not permitted.

He adds there are probably restrictions on fireworks and so people should check with their local authorities before burning.

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