Open Air Fire Ban Begins Friday in Greater Sudbury

Apr 2, 2020

In an effort to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greater Sudbury, in alignment the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, has implemented an open air fire ban beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020.

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 are cancelled for the duration of the ban. Gas-fired and charcoal barbecues, as well as outdoor propane fireplaces, are exempt from the fire ban.

To report a fire during a ban, call 911. Should a violation of the fire ban result in response by firefighters, individuals responsible may be charged for the full cost of the service call.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Restricted Fire Zone for all of Ontario will remain in place until Ontario's ability to respond to emergencies is no longer impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  For information on fire bans, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s website.

Residents will be notified when the ban is lifted in Greater Sudbury.

For information and updates on City service changes related to COVID-19, visit

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