Ban on Outdoor Fires in Greater Sudbury

Jul 6, 2018

Due to extreme heat and dry conditions the City of Greater Sudbury has declared a ban on all open air burning throughout the entire City, effective immediately.

All open air fires, including campfires, chiminea fireplaces, crop residue fires, fireworks, and any other type of outdoor burning, are prohibited. All open air fire permits have been cancelled for the duration of the ban. Gas-fired and charcoal barbecues are exempt from the fire ban.

Should a violation of the fire ban result in a response by firefighters, the individuals responsible could be charged for the full cost of fire services.

Conditions will be monitored daily. The City will update residents when conditions improve and the ban can be lifted.

For updated information on the status of the fire ban, residents are encouraged to call the automated Fire Info Hotline at 705-674-4455 ext. 2760. For general information about the City's outdoor fire ban, visit

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Jesse Oshell will be available to members of the media to answer questions on the implemented fire ban today from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Van Horne Street Fire Hall (193 Van Horne Street).