SHUNIAH, ON (July 9, 2021) – Due to the increasing fire hazard and the increased forest fire activity in the Northwest Region, the Ministry of Natural Resources has ordered an expanded Restricted Fire Zone and will be in effect as of 12:01am, July 10, 2021, and includes the Municipality of Shuniah. It will remain in effect until the order is revoked by the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources.
This will mean that all fire permit privileges will cease and no open fires will be allowed within the municipality. Residents can still use propane appliances but must be used with extreme caution, watched carefully, and be at least one metre from framable materials. More information about Restricted Fire Zones can be found on the Outdoor Fire Restrictions page of the Ministry of Natural Resources website. Follow us on social media or check shuniahfire.com/emergency for updates specific to the Municipality of Shuniah.
If you see a forest fire or an open fire during a restricted fire zone, call 9-1-1.