Fire Ban Update

Aug 17, 2018

REMINDER: Ban on Outdoor Fires Continues in Greater Sudbury

The ban was declared because of extreme hot and dry conditions. There are currently no fires burning in the City of Greater Sudbury but several fires are burning in and around the Sudbury District.

Please be careful when disposing of smoking materials in the bush around Greater Sudbury. Fires can move quickly in these conditions.

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 are monitored daily. Residents will be advised when the ban is 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, extension 2760 or visit